Something that started out as an idea to help her son build his vocabulary turned into a children’s book that would soon be added to the Library of Congress catalog. Danielle and her 7-year-old son Nicholas Buamah are the creators behind the animated children’s book Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day.
Kayla and Kyle are described as twins who are competing against one another to become their school’s next class president. Before their friends can cast their votes, they must first have a class debate to show that they are worthy contestants. This book is not only designed to expand the vocabulary of young children but to build their confidence and give them the proper tools to aspire to greatness.
“I developed the character of Kayla when Nicholas was younger to help teach him expanded vocabulary,” says Danielle. “After being praised by his first-grade teacher for using the word ‘collaborate’ during his first week of school, I asked Nicholas what he thought about writing a book to help his friends expand their vocabularies. He thought it was a great idea, as long as one of the main characters could be a male figure, and that’s when he created Kyle.”
Following the success of his first public appearance at a recent book signing in Snellville, Georgia, Nicholas Buamah was invited back to Barnes & Noble after Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day sold out in one hour and several requests were made by parents looking to get their hands on this book. Danielle tells Black Enterprise that 7-year-old Nicholas described his experience as “phenomenal.”
Nicholas is described as your typical charismatic second grader and when he’s not making public appearances, he’s engaging in a few of his favorite activities like chess, tennis, and basketball.