Jeanne is the author of Mommy, I Need My Wheels, a children’s book about a little boy who is learning to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time, and Out of the Darkness, a YA (crossover) novel about the life of an immigrant teenager from Haiti. Her latest book is Suzette and the One-Eyed Cat, a story about a little girl adopted from Haiti who meets her biological family for the first time.
Today, fueled by a desire to inspire children, young adults, and women, she writes
authoritatively and creatively on issues of social justice to help others cope
with life’s predicaments.
Born and raised in Haiti, Jeanne currently lives in the United States with her
husband and children. She enjoys watching TV, reading, and traveling the world. She is the founder of Learn Haitian Creole / Aprann Kreyòl Ayisyen, a website that provides texts, games, and videos for those interested in learning Haitian Creole.
“Out of the Darkness is a wonderful read filled with real life. Jeanne Fortune writes in a way that tugs at your heart and allows you to put yourself in the shoes of Cynthia.
This is a heartbreaking, endearing story that happens so often but is not often told. There is a lot of truth to this tale. The fortitude and survival Cynthia shows are beyond inspiring.
This is the first book in a very long time that I felt compelled to tell others about.”
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