Born Just Right
Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?
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!
Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
8 - 11 years
Congenital Limb Defect
Girls Love STEAM Review:
Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"Jordan writes from the perspective of one who acknowledges and embraces her difference, and with this book she offers encouragement to kids of all stripes, openly advocates their potential, and puts STEM skills to amazing use. An inspiring memoir for any collection."
"An affirmation that, with support and resources, kids with disabilities can shine--or sparkle."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"For Reeves, born a congenital amputee, her limb difference isn't an insurmountable setback. It just means she has to do things differently. Reeves writes about figuring out how to tie her shoes with one hand and a 'little arm' and attending occupational therapy to help her learn other life skills. She pushes back against the idea that a limb difference means she can't play sports, swim, or dance. With some out-of-the-box thinking, she believes she can do anything 'except monkey bars.' She wants other kids to know they can do anything, too."
-- Mindy Rhiger, School Library Journal
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