Jennifer M. Rodriguez - Author and Advocate
 
Jennifer M. Rodriguez is a native Texan currently living in San Antonio after spending 13 years in New Mexico and California.  She received her Bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 2000 in the field of Education, and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology.  She has worked with children in a variety of roles since 1990, and recently founded a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children, youth, and families.
 
Since learning to read at age 4, Jennifer has been in love with children's literature.  She began to write imaginative stories when she was in sixth grade, but truly fell in love with the craft after taking her first Children's Literature class while studying at Baylor University.  In fact, her first published book, Two Frogs: A Counting Book was an assignment to create a counting book that would meet educational standards for mathematics. 
 
In 2005, Jennifer and her two children escaped a near-lethal domestic violence household, and spent the next several years putting their lives back together.  Jennifer structured her healing through a balance of counseling, the creative release of emotion, cultivating healthy relationships with friends and family, and developing the strength of her voice.  She turned a scary situation into an opportunity for growth; and dedicated her life to helping people of all ages discover their own personal strength and ability to overcome obstacles.
Jennifer continues to be a positive role model for victims of domestic violence, and is an inspiration to all who hear her story.  She is available to speak to your organization about her experiences and a variety of social and educational issues.  Please visit the Services page to learn more.
 
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Jennifer in Sacramento: 2013 aha moment tour
Be true to yourself and live life the way you want to live it.
Children's Books
 
Two Frogs: A Counting Book
Author: Jennifer M. Rodriguez
Illustrator: Beverly Burris
Released November 1, 2012
 
Young children explore a pond scene complete with frogs, butterflies, and flowers.  A storm is coming--can you count the raindrops?  Numbers 1 through 10 are represented graphically, numerically, and artistically so that young children are able to develop number sense and counting skills.  Also included are references to the Common Core Standards and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten level mathematics.
 
Lunch on Thursdays
Author: Jennifer M. Rodriguez
Illustrator: Beverly Burris
Released November 1, 2012
 
Cassie is a typical second grader who prefers vegetable soup to hamburgers--and her classmates tease her for being different.  Find out how Cassie reacts to peer pressure, and ends up being an inspiration to her whole class.  This story is inspired by the author's real life experience in second grade.
 
Nothing Rhymes With Orange!
Author: Jennifer M. Rodriguez
Released September 29, 2013
 
Just a silly poem for a silly day!