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Friday, May 31, 2019

PRE BOOK BIRTHDAY BUZZ: Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're spreading a little PRE BOOK BIRTHDAY BUZZ about a Children's Non Fiction title releasing next Tuesday (June 4th, 2019) via Simon Schuster.  It's a story that could truly only be told by the person that lived it and let me tell you, it may be aimed at the younger set, but it resonates with readers farther along their life journey as well, as it makes strides in breaking down the label barrier created once someone is recognized as being...different.  Ladies and gents, if you'll keep your attention front and center, as we welcome today's title to the spotlight...

Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves

About the book...
From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are.

When Jordan Reeves was born without the bottom half of her left arm, the doctors reassured her parents that she was “born just right.” And she has been proving that doctor right ever since!

With candor, humor, and heart, Jordan’s mother, Jen Lee Reeves, helps Jordan tell her story about growing up in an able-bodied world and family, where she was treated like all of her siblings and classmates—and where she never felt limited. Whether it was changing people’s minds about her capabilities, trying all kinds of sports, or mentoring other kids, Jordan has channeled any negativity into a positive, and is determined to create more innovations for people just like her.

Her most famous invention, aptly called Project Unicorn, is a special prosthetic (that shoots glitter!) made with the help of a 3-D printer. A real-life superhero, Jordan is changing the world with her foundation, Born Just Right, which advocates and celebrates kids with differences, and helps them live their best possible life—just like Jordan is today!


This is a joyous celebration of how WE ARE ALL...BORN JUST RIGHT.
What follows between the pages is a chronicle (somewhat) of the life and times of Jordan Reeves (and mom!) as they tackle the world, one OPPORTUNITY at a time, while reminding people that it's not about what a person can't do, but the myriad of things they can...and how doors do open with just a bit of help from your friends/family!

If you manage to read through this one without feeling inspired, you are in some major funk my friends because honestly, the girl gets to give herself a superpower and build the actual makings to achieve the talent!  HOW COOL IS THAT?!  So what if she looks different in some way than you or I...we all look different from each other in our own ways too...but it doesn't make us any less of a person, any less able, any less worthy of achieving whatever we set out minds and hearts to...does it?  I mean, we're all struggling to survive on this great big planet we call Earth, taking one day at a time as things spin truly south side of why not let in a bit more LIGHT, a bit more JOY, and live with a bit more HEART?  All it can do is lift us higher...and if we need help along the way, so be it; that's what we're all here for anyway.  We're not suppose to just pass through life, but MAKE AN IMPACT.  So go ahead...make your impact in whatever way you choose, so long as it brings light to your world, and perhaps can shed some into someone else's for it just may be your little light they were waiting, no needed to see in order for them to shine their brightest.

A great read for kiddos just learning what life is all about as well as older readers that could do with a refresher course that'll fill your heart with sparkly goodness...just as Jordan intended.


About the authors...

Jordan Reeves was born just right, and cofounded a nonprofit with the same name. Ever since she was little, this teen has pushed through any expectations and proved she can do anything (except monkey bars). Through her activities and opportunities to speak and mentor other kids with limb differences, Jordan is helping change attitudes around physical differences. Jordan is currently changing what we think of as a superhero and by designing a body enhancement. Her ideas include a 3-D printed prosthetic that allows her to shoot sparkles for her alter ego, Girl Blaster. Jordan has shown off her work on The Rachael Ray Show, MakerFaire, TEDx, and many other events across the country.

Jen Lee Reeves is the founder and executive director of Born Just Right. She’s also a mom to Cameron and Jordan. She and her husband, Randy, have learned so much about what it takes to advocate for our children and how powerful it can be when parents work together in advocacy and support in the world of disability. When she isn’t working for Born Just Right, she’s a social media strategist and training consultant with her own consultancy. She also taught at the Missouri School of Journalism and managed an NBC affiliate newsroom. To relax, Jen loves to travel, enjoy sunrise runs in new cities, take photos of the lake in her backyard, and enjoy music and good food with the family.


Special thanks to Cassie at Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing for the ARC for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the authors, the special projects and organizations in conjunction to their story, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is set to celebrate it's BOOK BIRTHDAY Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, as of this mark your calendar or pre-order your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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