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Riley Allen

My Name is Riley Allen. I am currently nine years old and I live in Newnan, Georgia. Many people are interested to know that my hobbies include making flip books, drawing and playing video games. Most of the time I surround myself with people that I care about.  Some of those people are my dad, my stepmom Tammie, Skylynn, Ninny and PawPaw. 

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Ja'Kiah Chester

My name is Ja'kiah Chester and I am seven years old and I live in Newnan, Georgia. I like to watch YouTube and TikTok! I hang around my sister in my free time. I love my mom, dad, sisters, and brothers. 

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Annalise Williams

My name is Annalise Williams. I was born in the Ukraine. I was adopted with my brother when I was 8 years old. My favorite memory of coming to the United States was going to a restaurant and getting a toy.

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Victor DePadova

Victor is 11 years old and a sixth grader in Little Falls, New Jersey. He enjoys gardening, baking and video gaming. Writing never came easily for Victor, but he really enjoyed writing this book and looks forward to writing more in the future. Many thanks to Stan Tucker and Leap for Literacy for helping to share his story.

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Harper Lummus

Harper Lummus is 10 years old and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves to play tennis, make stories, and play with his friends. Last summer he entered the Share Your Story Program and made a book about 2 kids who find a time machine and go back to prehistoric times. He can't wait to make another book for people to read.

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Jaxon Lee Styles

I am Jaxon Lee Styles. I am seven years old and attend Ruth Hill Elementary school. I am in the second grade, but I want to go to college soon. I enjoy playing football with my Dad and brother, cooking dinner with my Mom, and dancing. When I grow up, I will be a football player and a police officer. 

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Samantha Jordan

My name is Samantha Jordan. I am 12 years old and going into the 7th grade. I am funny, smart, and very energetic. I have two amazing little sisters, and I am a competitive dancer. The moral of my story is to always be yourself. I think that this is an important lesson because when you are true to yourself, you can build stronger friendships with other.

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Farrah Allidina

Hey there! My name is Farrah Allidina. I am a 11 year old who loves to write, sing, and dance! I love dancing to hip-hop and writing songs and short stories! I enjoy all genres of writing but especially have enjoyed writing fiction. In my free time, I go on walks with my sister, enjoy baking with my Mom, and play basketball with my Dad. I like drawing and shopping as well. When I grow up, I want to be a singer and dancer! Something important I have learned in my life is to be confident, kind, and hard-working! Life is a blessing and God created you fearfully and wonderfully. Have a great day! 

Peace, Farrah :) 

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Aubrey Bolden

Hi! My name is Aubrey Bolden, and I am nine years old. I live in Fayetteville, Georgia. I enjoy reading, swimming, and, of course, cooking! I live with my mom and dad, my twin brother, and my two guinea pigs Peppermint and Buttons.

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EJ Sitler

My name is EJ Sitler. I am 7 years old and I live in Peachtree City, Georgia. My favorite thing to do is  play baseball. When I grow up I want to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. When I am not playing baseball, I enjoy playing golf with my dad, my brother and my sister. I also like to ride my scooter and play video games with my brother and sister. 

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Kaitlin McKoy

My name is Kaitlin McKoy and I am 10 years old. I was born profoundly deaf and I wear
bilateral cochlear implants to help me hear. I love to play outside, ride my bike, do gymnastics
and watch movies with my family. When I grow up I want to be a doctor.

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Avery Lewis

My name is Avery Lewis, and I am 10 years old.  I live in Athens, Georgia with my mom, dad, and little sister.  My hobbies include reading, drawing, biking, and baking.  I also really like animals!

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Grant Brown

My name is Grant Brown. I am a happy young child. I love all things water (ocean, pools, water parks, etc.). I like school, riding horses, music, dancing, pizza, and chicken too. My favorite subject is math. I love going to the beach with my mom and dad.

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Lily Brandt-Albers

Lily is a quirky middle schooler from Dallas, GA with a passion for all things relating to books.  Her favorite book series right now is Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland!  If you’re looking for Lily, you’ll often find her in a quiet place on our family farm with a good book or a journal.  When she’s not reading or drawing, she loves to horseback ride, hangout with our farm animals, ride her bike or just hang out with the family.  She’s always preparing for her next adventure, whether it be real-life or through the next great book!

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Akil Coleman

My name is Akil Coleman. I am 26 years old and a proud 2014 graduate of South Gwinnett High School. I live with my family in Snellville. GA. I have traveled around the world visiting countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. My hobbies include swimming, drawing, spending time with family especially my grandfather, traveling and planning events for my family. I am a number one Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan!!!

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Carmelo Salguero

Carmelo Salguero is a first-grader at Timothy Road Elementary School in Athens, Georgia. He is
a fan of Legos, Minecraft, and Roblox. In his free time, Carmelo likes to practice survival skills,
play in the pool with his sisters, and hang out with his dog.

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Nora Bower

Nora Bower lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her mother, father, three older brothers and dog Homer. She is a freshman in high school and loves making art, reading books, watching anime and playing video games. Her favorite breakfast food is pasta. 

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Alex Janney

Alex Janney is 11 years old and lives in Atlanta, GA with his mom and dad, his dog, Bear, and cat, Marius. Alex loves to read – everything from the Sunday comics to epic novel series – and he loves to come up with his own stories. He has been playing the violin since he was 7, and recently began his second year performing with the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (though he admits his favorite kind of playing isvideo games).

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Amiyah Wynne

My name is Amiyah Wynne and I love dancing, singing and gymnastics. I live in Newport News, Virginia. In my free time I like to read, draw, code and play games with my friends. I also like to travel with my dad. My favorite vacation so far was going to the Bahamas. 


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Sloan Gecsy

Sloan Harper Gecsy is a 9 year old fourth grade student at Enota Multiple Intelligence Elementary , in Georgia. Sloan enjoys drawing, reading Nancy Drew, books,  golf, and excels in math. She loves crafts and spending time with her family.  Sloan always tries to find ways to raise money for  ALS ( Lou Gehrigs diseases in honor of her grandfather ( J.J.) who passed away in February 2021.  Sloan aspires to play golf in college while studying Interior Design.


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Jayden Sutton

Jayden was born on September 10, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia. At an early age, Jayden was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. At the age of 4 years old, he had his first brain tumor resection and second resection at 8years old. Now, 6 years post-surgery and working through developmental challenges as a result of the tumor, Jayden is ambitious and focused on the future. He continues to exceed his goals with ongoing speech, occupational and physical therapy. Jayden is an avid swimmer, a top competitor on the swim team, and plays the piano. He enjoys history, golf, geography, traveling, exploring volcanoes, watching funny videos, and his favorite gamers on YouTube. After visiting New York City, he loved the architectural structure of the bridges and MTA system, that he is inspired to one day pursue a career in Structural Engineer. Currently, an 8-grade homeschooled student in Maryland, Jayden looks forward to creating more adventure stories and hopes to inspire any person who faces challenges of any kind. 


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Kai Jimenes

Hi! My name is Kai Jimenes and I am 12 years old. I am in the 7th grade and hope to be a veterinarian one day!!  My love for animals is what inspired me to write this story. Thank you to Stan the Man and Camp Southern Ground for providing this awesome opportunity.


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Aislynn and Reidar Benson

Hi, my name is Aislynn I live in Bartow FL and I live with my parents, 4 siblings, and our dog Dexter. Some of the things I like to do are: Draw, paint, craft, and hang out with my friends. When I grow up I would like to travel and see the world.
 

Hi, my name is Reidar and I live in Bartow, Florida. I have 4 sisters and a dog named Dexter. I like to kayak and read. When I grow up I want to be a robotic engineer.
 


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Lily Rice

Hi, my name is Lily Rice. I live in Peachtree City, Georgia with my mom and little brother. I love being outside. I like to explore in the woods, play with my cat, and run. 

 

I wrote this book to inform readers that global warming is bad for all of us and that each one of us can help prevent it.
 

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Grayson Albers

Grayson is currently a 5th grader from Dallas, GA where he’s a huge help taking care of the family’s farm – potbelly pig, goats, and chickens.  He loves to read, draw, build Lego’s and horseback ride.  He’s currently an Arrow of Light in scouts and cannot wait to become an astronaut as he aspires to go to space and be the first person to Mars!  He hopes you enjoy his book.


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Sabrina O'Ryan

Sabrina is a 17-year-old, who enjoys cooking, swimming, and reading in her free time. She is currently a college student majoring in criminal justice. She plans to get her masters in forensics later on and go into the field of CSI. 


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Merial Benson

Hi!  My name is Meriel I am 10 years old and live in Bartow, Florida. My hobbies are reading books, baking, cooking with my parents, and playing outside. I live with my 3 sisters, 1 brother, my parents, and my dad’s service dog, Dexter. When I grow up I want to be a service dog trainer or work at Sea World.


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Bella Vielledent

Bella Vielledent is 10 years old and lives in Tampa, Florida with her parents, 9-year old brother, and brand new baby sister. She enjoys writing, practicing piano, playing volleyball, reading Harry Potter, and interacting with animals- especially her one year old Golden Retriever, Bunker. She aspires to write and work with horses when she is older. The moral of her story is that being kind is not only the right thing to do, but also the cool thing to do


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Breckin Allen

Breckin Allen is 9 years old and lives in Brooks, Georgia. She lives with her mom, dad, brother
Maddock and all of her pets- Mia (dog), Hazel (cat), Fluffball (bunny), 6 chickens, 1 rooster and
4 fish. She loves everything in nature and can often be found outside studying different bugs,
birds, rocks and trees. She enjoys writing realistic fiction about animals she has had or rescued.

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Kennedy Jones and Noah Cameron

Hi, we are Kennedy Jones and Noah Cameron. We live in North Carolina, and we are best friends! Noah is creative and enjoys writing. Kennedy loves to draw and sing. This is the first book we have written together and we had so much fun working on it!

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Colin Hacker

My name is Colin Hacker. I am 13 years old and in 7th grade. I am from Peachtree City, Ga. I love to play basketball and tennis and also play the piano and saxophone. I enjoy being outdoors, time at the lake, traveling, and trying new things.  I wrote my book to help other kids know that you don’t have to pick just one activity to focus on - that you can do lots of things! I also thought it would be fun to teach kids about the different genres of music and how music and sports can go together.


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Riley Celzo

I'm Riley Celzo. I'm 15 years old, from Jacksonville, Florida. I'm in 9th grade. I like to make people laugh and always have a good time. I wrote my book to show how great it is to be different, and how being different shouldn't affect the person you are.

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