Brooklyn’s Anaya Lee Willabus has become the youngest published author in U.S. history to write a book with chapters. The Day Mohan Found His Confidence, is about a boy’s struggle to balance his life at home and at school – and the young girl got the idea for the book during a trip to Guyana.
“I like to read all genres, of books. I love both reading and writing. They both have something that I love in them,” Anaya told the NY Daily News.
And Anaya has been reading since she was 2-years-old. Her mother, Dimple, knew she was special at a young age.
“We knew something was different with her,” the proud mother said. “She never learned to walk. She actually started running. She started reading at 2-years-old.”
When a 9-year-old can say that her favorite books are Malala Yousafzai‘s I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, and President Obama‘s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, you know she’s magical.
Anaya was says she likes her books old school and doesn’t bother with e-book readers. “I prefer traditional books because of the beauty of turning the pages,” she admitted.
Anaya’s book is available for purchase on Amazon.