About This Project

The Josephine Jane and the Illuminating Locket Series

Based on the blog, the j. jane project, which highlights diverse careers and aims to share inspirational stories of female leadership, Josephine Jane does the same for young readers.

This smart, young orphan inspires curiosity through her global travels as she learns what it is like to work in fields ranging from first responders, military, government, science, math, medicine, the arts, and so much more!

In each book, Josephine Jane meets a female mentor in a new career field. From the streets of Richmond, Virginia to NASA’s Orion spacecraft, to a U.S. Navy ship, and many others, the young Josephine Jane learns about many different career opportunities that await her.

This series was created to help children grow into adulthood with confidence and purpose. With nearly eight million children living in orphanages around the world, many kids do not get to image a life outside of their current circumstance. The Josephine Jane series aims to inspire a lifetime of learning, growing, and achieving.