We are thrilled to be welcoming our friends and CoMo neighbors Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves, to Skylark to celebrate the publication of their new book, Born Just Right. The book is written by Jordan, who is 13, and her mom, Jen. It’s written from Jordan’s perspective about her life. She shares how she grew up as a typical kid born with one hand and the adventures her difference has taken Jordan through her life.
The book is a middle-grade chapter book for ages 8 and older. Parents can enjoy it as much as the kids!
Jordan invented Project Unicorn, a 3D printed prosthetic arm in the shape of a unicorn horn that shoots biodegradable glitter. It helped her learn that having fun with your difference gives you a chance to speak more about how disability is not a negative experience. It expands your world and she hopes more kids will gain the same experience.
Jordan and her mom turned a blog into a nonprofit called Born Just Right. The organization works to create opportunities for other kids with physical disabilities to learn how to design for their own differences. It also works to grow new job paths toward inclusive design needs in all types of industries. They’ve held workshops and meetups in San Francisco, Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Boston/Cambridge.
A few parts of the book include insight from Jordan’s mom, Jen. She shares what it’s like to be Jordan’s mom and partner in helping share her daughter’s message about disability and design. It’s a wonderful book to read and share with your kids. Come and hear Jordan and Jen speak and help us celebrate this wonderful book (and awesome family.)