A Journal for Jordan: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture Directed by Denzel Washington

By Allan Spencer | August 20 2021 | English Language ArtsHigh School


First published in 2008, A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor is Dana Canedy’s memoir and a true story of a soldier deployed to Iraq who keeps a journal of love and advice for his infant son. It is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Denzel Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan.

In 2005, Dana Canedy’s fiancé, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, began to write what would become a 200-page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. He was killed by a roadside bomb on October 14, 2006. His son, Jordan, was seven months old.

Inspired by his example, Dana was determined to preserve his memory for their son. A Journal for Jordan is a mother’s fiercely honest letter to her child about the parent he lost before he could even speak. It is also a father’s advice and prayers for the son he will never know.

Watch the trailer for the film above and see it in theaters December 10, 2021.

A Journal for Jordan
A Story of Love and Honor
Selected for Common Reading at Texas State University 2010
$17.00 US
Oct 13, 2009
288 Pages
Grades 9-12 + AP/IB