Jo S. Kittinger
Children's Author, Speaker & Artist
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Jo enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction for a wide range of ages.

 THE HOUSE ON DIRTY-THIRD STREET (Peachtree Publishers, 2012), beautifully illustrated by Thomas Gonzales.

Winner of a 2013 Christopher Award, celebrating media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” 
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All the houses on Thirty-Third Street were old and run down, but the one with the For Sale sign was the worst. I'd call the whole place "Dirty-Third Street."
"It's perfect," said Mom.
"It doesn't look perfect to me," I said.

    "A tale of generosity, faith and friendship. Share it quietly within and with others. " ~  Kirkus reviews.

A BREATH OF HOPE, (American Bar Association Publishers, 2012) illustrated by Chuck Galey, focuses on the plight of a young girl suffering with asthma because of a landlord's neglect of her apartment which is contaminated with mold. Torn between being evicted and the heath of their daughter, the family is connected to a Medical Legal Partner at the hospital who helps them confront the landlord and get needed repairs.

A tender story which arms families with a bit of legal information.

ROSA'S BUS: THE RIDE TO CIVIL RIGHTS  is the story of Bus #2857 and its passenger, Rosa Parks, who changed history during the Civil Rights movement.

"Powerful." ~ Kirkus reviews.

HELPING A HERO, (American Bar Association Publishers, 2013) also illustrated by Chuck Galey. A young girls uncle returns home from military service overseas depressed, moody, unable to sleep, and unable to hold a job. The girl and a friend visit a lawyer, who in turn connects the girls uncle with an organization specializing in helping returning veterans.

David Drew Likes Blue and Lindy Lee Loves Pink are available
as electronic download apps through Okenko Books

The titles below are tradionally published, paper and ink books.



When a child begins to understand that marks on paper make words, and they run or stumble into the world of reading, it is an incredible adventure. The easy readers listed above can help a child along that path.


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