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7-Year-Old Georgia Student’s Book Added To Library of Congress Catalog

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.”

Volume 2 of The Walking Dictionaries is scheduled to be released in Summer 2019. You can purchase Volume 1 at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.

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.

Lupita Nyong’o Publishing Childrens Book “Sulwe” To Inspire All To Be Comfortable In Their Skin

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Lupita Nyong’o has starred in some of Hollywood’s top films, dazzled red carpets and slayed magazine covers and now, the actress plans to conquor children’s literature. Nyong’o announces her childrens book Sulwe will be an adventurous tale of life lessons anyone can enjoy.

The books main character Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who at the age of five takes off on an adventure. Sulwe, which translates to “star” in Nyong’o’s native Kenyan tongue, grows up in a household where her darker skin tone makes her self conscious and she takes off to the sky in search of a lighter skin tone. On her adventure, Sulwe learns the value of seeing her own beauty through a brand new lense.

Sulwe’s quest for lighter skin was motivated by Nyongo’s own childhood struggles with her complexion. With her celebrity platform Lupita Nyong’o has been vocal about diversity and inclusivity in all industries and understands the importance of teaching these lessons at a young age.  Nyong’o even visited Sesame Street where she spoke with Elmo about embracing her dark skin tone and celebrating the beauty in others.

Sulwe to be published by Simon & Schuster is set to release January 2019.