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7-year-old author reads his new book to schoolmates

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — Wisconsin’s newest author unveiled his book today and he’s only 7-years-old.

Jordan Ford goes to Milwaukee College Prep.

On Monday, he read his book “The Plane Who Couldn’t Fly” to his schoolmates.

It’s about never giving up.

“I wanted people to know they can be anything,” Jordan said.

Jordan’s parents say he overcame a number of health challenges to get to this point.

“The fact that he was not able to talk for the first four years of his life. All of the labels doctors were planning to diagnose him with. He can move mountains,” said Shawanda Ford, Jordan’s mother.

“He wanted to share with the world why it’s important never to give up on yourself and never to give up on your dream,” said Jordan’s father, Raphael Ford.

Jordan’s family also gave away some of his books to students to encourage summer reading.


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