Welcome to the website of Jennifer Kuhns, award winning author, painter and poet.
Jennifer lives in Northern California. She understands and has lived through the misconceptions attached to being physically disabled. She has conducted extensive research on the topic of folklore and literature for children, and has come to the realization that children's folklore in the form of literature is an important tool for a variety of reasons. It is her opinion, beginning with folklore, that children's literature opens up an entertaining portal for children to be taught about and to examine life, through the transcendent power of literature. She believes because children have such levels of imagination and acceptance, literature has the potential to change perspectives and create new views. Her passion resides in literature and education without prejudice for children, as well as helping children understand that being different isn't a bad thing. Jennifer continues to strive toward the idea of inclusion and acceptance in her writing.
Jennifer's newest addition is here and avaliable in your choice of either a soft or hard cover. Please visit the "books" page for more information and reviews.
Paisley or Plaid…being your very best you!, is a collection of seven stories and five poems for children visiting the topics of respect, manners, acceptance, sharing, bullying, dedication, trust and family to name a few. With any luck, these stories and poems will bring about an awareness of life lessons.
A read-aloud book for the young listener.
(preschool to first grade)
Hailey's Dream by Jennifer Kuhns has been released and is now for sale... This is a wonderful book for young readers, and well worth buying. It is flat gorgeous!
Publisher at Shalako Press
Also find it as an e-book here:
A book that explains disabilities. (fourth to fifth grade reading level or read-aloud book)
A great teacher/parent go to book.
Contains story, children's play, and puppet cutouts.
Finally here as an e-book in Spanish!!! Get it at:
This book moves the reader beyond disabilities to learning about life, history, and how it can be changed.
Every school and library NEEDS to have this book on its shelves. A discovery of old letters leads to something so much more...The [children's] curiosity about what certain words in the letters meant, led them to an African American grandmother who in her own unique way, educated the children...
Acceptance and understanding will bring people together. People can change and understand one another if only given the chance. Brilliant, witty, funny and educational. I highly recommend this book for 4th grade and up.