Many thanks to Ifeona Fulani for sharing this interesting story from the Guyanese Girls Rock platform. An 8-year-old Guyanese girl, Anaya Lee Willabus, is the youngest published female author of a chapter book. See excerpts below; read the complete story of Anaya’s trajectory in the link below:
At the young age of 8, Anaya Lee Willabus will go down in US history as the youngest published female author of a chapter book. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to Guyanese parents, Dimple and Winston Willabus of Georgetown. Anaya’s book, The Day Mohan Found His Confidence, tells the story of a young boy named Mohan and the many challenges he faces at home and at school.
On June 9th, 2015, Anaya was recognized by Guyanese-born New York State Assemblywoman, Roxanne Persaud, and received a proclamation recognizing her work. Anaya has been invited to over 10 different events locally and internationally for book signings and a bigger initiative, which is to promote reading and giving back. Anaya’s book is currently available on www.amazon.com in paperback.
Anaya recently hosted her first book signing event at the Bergen Beach Youth Organization in Brooklyn New York and has been invited to over 10 different events locally and internationally to read, sign and promote her book and other initiatives, including giving back. Anaya stories has also been covered by several new outlets throughout the USA, Canada and Guyana. Anaya will be traveling to Guyana at the end of July, 2015 for her official book launch, where she plans to donate several copies of her book to the Public Library in Georgetown. [. . .]