9-year-old Brooklyn girl is NY's youngest author

A 9-year-old Brooklyn girl holds the distinction of being New York's youngest published author. Anaya Willabus wrote her first book, "The Day Mohan Found His

Anaya Willabus wrote her first book,

Anaya Willabus wrote her first book, "The Day Mohan Found His Confidence" when she was 8 years old. (12/19/15)

A 9-year-old Brooklyn girl holds the distinction of being New York's youngest published author.

Anaya Willabus wrote her first book, "The Day Mohan Found His Confidence" when she was 8 years old.

Willabus' book tells the story of a boy who faces many challenges at home and at school. She hopes readers can relate to those struggles.

"When I started writing the book I figured it should be someone that people can relate to because sometimes many of us have confidence issues," she says.

Willabus' book has sold over 3,000 copies so far. In her parents' native Guyana, the local government has added it to the elementary school curriculum.

Willabus, who already has plans to write another book, says she wants to be a teacher when she's older and hopes to continue her writing career.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 1 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
A group of Brooklyn children marched on Borough 2 BK kids march in protest of travel ban
The We Are the Resistance fundraiser allowed artists 3 Fundraiser highlights works of female 'resistance' artists
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 4 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
Police say a man robbed a medical supply 5 Police: Man beat employees during Brownsville robbery

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE