Many children have been authors of published books, but Anaya Lee Willabus — a young African American queen from Brooklyn — made history when she published her first book The Day Mohan Found His Confidence. Anaya is now the youngest female author to publish a full-length chapter book at the tender age of 9-years-old in the United States. Amazing, to say the least.
The novel is about a young boy named Mohan looking to overcome life’s challenges both at home and at school. Ultimately, the relatable main character realizes he can do anything with the help and support of family and friends, a message Anaya hopes to spread:
“It’s just so inspirational, not only for me but for younger kids and that’s good.” – Anaya Willabus via PIX11
Willabus’ parents have played a huge role in her love for books as she began reading at the age of two years old. On top of that, the Brooklyn bookworm has already read all 300 of the books in her family’s library. Although her parents had the books available it was Anaya who took it upon herself to read, and her parents applaud her for her self-motivation.
When she gets older, Anaya has plans of being a teacher and continuing her career as an author. Despite being so young, she said she wants to change the world through education and literature. The sky is the limit for 9-year-old Anaya Willabus and we hope her story inspires you too.
Via Huffington Post