Sigma's Bookshelf
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

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Please help support the first publishing company exclusively for teenage authors.

After teen author Justin M. Anderson's first book, Saving Stripes: A Kitty's Story, was released when he was just 14, he was overwhelmed by all the attention he got. Stories about him were published in the Star Tribune, MN Sun Sailor, Lakeshore Weekly, The Laker and Lake Minnetonka Magazine. He was also interviewed on KARE-TV, WCCO-TV and Channel 12 News. He told his parents he didn't think it was fair he was the only teen author he knew with a published book.

After the death of one of his biggest supporters, John B. Goodman from the Goodman Group, Justin commented it was very sad that someone so generous was gone. He also said he hoped that one day he could do for others what John had done for him. Reacting to that comment, Justin's parents helped him start up Sigma's Bookshelf, the first publishing company exclusively for teen authors.

The company now has a fiscal sponsor, Springboard for the Arts, and with your tax-deductible donation, you can help teen authors get their books published at no cost to them. The company website is

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