Meet The Youngest Author In The US, 8 Year Old Anaya Lee

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Anaya Lee Willabus is not just a regular kid because at the age of 8, she became the first kid to have a chapter book in the United States.

Anaya, who is originally from Guyana got her inspiration to write her first book “The Day Mohan Found His Confidence Back”. When she visited her country of origin with her parents in 2014.

I like to read all genres, of books,” Anaya told the DailyNews “I love both reading and writing. They both have something that I love in them.”

According to her mom, Anaya is just like any other kid because as she still watches TV, eats candy and fights with her siblings like any other kid.”

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.”

Anaya’s favorite books include “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” and “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” by a writer named Barack Obama.

Anaya is one of a kind and it’s great to see her living her dream at such a tender age.

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