Born Just Right

Born Just Right
Age Range
9+
Release Date
June 04, 2019
ISBN
978-1534428386
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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!

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Everyone's Normal Isn't the Same
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In BORN JUST RIGHT, Jordan Reeves was born without the bottom half of her left arm, but she doesn't let that stop her from living her life to the fullest. Her mom, Jen, offers insight and her point of view. Jordan is open and talks about therapy, her journey with each prosthetic, and the things she's been able to accomplish.

Jordan's story is inspiring and will encourage others to accept who they are. In life, you can do anything no matter your situation, as long as you have the right mindset. Jordan proves this and her story is one we all can learn from.

BORN JUST RIGHT brings awareness to those born without something, such has their whole leg or arm. It teaches that not everyone's normal is the same and that's perfectly fine. The way you were born is "just right" no matter what other people's perception of normal is. I also love the humor throughout the book and the positive vibes it gives out.


Final Verdict: This is a great book for middle graders who love contemporary stories that will inspire them. It's the perfect novel for today's society as we strive to accept each other no matter their differences.
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