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Celebrate a graduate in your life! From Preschool to a Masters degree, The Brave Coin is the perfect gift for those getting ready to embark on their next great adventure! Change can be scary, but carrying a "Brave Coin" is a reminder of their own courage and achievements as their next chapter is just beginning.

Graduating in 2023 is an incredible milestone, celebrate with a special gift they'll never forget!

to get signed Brave Coin book with coin and a personalized Brave Grad Diploma for just $20

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LATEST from A.K. Karos

Ronald McDonald House Charities Open House

Celebrate the opening the new Oakland’s Ronald McDonald House at a FREE community event. RMHC will host a block party in their new neighborhood, for their new 7-bedroom Ronald McDonald House Oakland, located directly across the street from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

A.K. Karos will read "The Brave Coin" and have a booth set up at the Block Party. Come out for storytime and enter to win an EXCLUSIVE Brave Coin necklace.

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The Brave Coin is joining National Be Brave Day!


Ronald McDonald House Oakland Block Party
5217 West St, Oakland
Directly across the street from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

National Be Brave Day is on May 16th, and I'm excited to share that The Brave Coin will be joining the national movement committed to help children find their inner brave.  Started by co-founders and authors Karla Clark (Three Ways to be Brave) and Christina Furnival (Fear Not!), the program celebrates the day with the Be Brave Challenge, a challenge where students can earn Bravo! Bravery Points by completing worksheets and exhibiting acts of bravery. 

Students can earn points for their classroom between May 16th - 31st in order to get an official certificate, shout out on social media and website, and can enter their class for a pizza party! 

I will also be incorporating portions of the Be Brave Challenge in my own school visits for the month of May. There are a few spots left before we end the school year! If you are interested in an Author Visit, please send an email to

Find out more and register for the Be Brave Challenge Toolkit here: 


What’s scarier… a dragon or the first day of school?

For Sam, it is the first day at a new school that terrifies him, but could a wizard, a fire-breathing dragon, and a quest for a magic coin help him tackle his fears?

This magical story helps kids discover what it truly means to be brave and find the courage inside to believe in yourself. 
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About A.K. Karos

After years of creating stories for television, A.K. Karos decided to put pen to paper and write books that sow the seeds of curiosity and harvest imagination....


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