Combining his passion for inclusion and art,
Jordan Burk created the Kelly and Kelso series
to help teach children to see value in others
who may look or act differently, but also
display similarities at the same time. He was a
caregiver for close to 14 years to his Uncle
Kelly who had Down syndrome. Kelly was the
inspiration for many of Jordan's books.
Jordan now travels to schools, speaking, and sharing a message of love, acceptance and kindness. Something he believes should be instilled and practiced from an early age.
He and his books have been featured at the George W. Bush Childhood Home, and he was the main speaker at the 21 Dreams Down Syndrome Association Annual Picnic. Jordan was also featured in several magazines, including DFWchild and VOICE magazine in Australia. As well as a guest on Channel 8 News and Good Morning Texas. Jordan was a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal 2022 Leaders in Diversity award.
Jordan is thankful for the opportunities that have come his way and plans to keep his Uncle's memory alive by writing more Kelly & Kelso stories.