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Dream Jordan

Early Scholar > Truant > Notable Author

An Inspirational Journey

Dream Jordan was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At an early age, books were her passport to other worlds. She received straight A’s in grade school. But junior high opened up a can of defiance.

Suddenly Dream found herself focused on brand name clothing, cutting class and succumbing to peer pressure. Removed from the gifted program, she was no longer slated to skip the eighth grade. “Oh well.” She shrugged. “Whatever.”

Her nonchalance continued in high school. Aimlessness. Left back in the 10th grade. If it weren’t for the alternative high school, City-as-School, where the focus on internships removed her from the pressure of keeping up appearances, Dream would have surely dropped out.

As she came of age, Dream never forgot her teenage struggles. First, she enrolled in NYABJ’s First-Take journalism workshop to hone her reportage chops. Then, thanks to “Youth Communication,” a youth-centered, non-fiction publication, she received her first official byline.

Seeing her name in print, bolstered her confidence and renewed her interest in higher learning.

Dream made up for lost grades and graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in Creative Writing. When her college bestie marveled over her imaginative literary voice - so fitting for young people - Dream declared, “Say no more!” and penned her first YA novel, “Hot Girl,” closely followed by “Bad Boy.”

Dream set out to write a book that celebrates the resilience of “Kate,” a former gangster girl in foster care. Through a powerful protagonist, Dream demonstrates that no matter who or where you come from, excellence is possible.

“I’m not a foster child. I’m in foster care,” explains Kate. This fearless heroine defies labels. LOVE ME OR MISS ME personifies greatness. Dream Jordan’s work signifies hope for underestimated children all across the world.


Become a Partner in Shine

*Ms. Jordan, the business woman, knows her strengths. Self-promotion is not one of them. So this time around, she’s enlisting “Partners in Shine.” See ways that you can join the journey below. Thanks for stopping by!


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