Trulittle Scribe Hero (7-11)
Zaheer Ali Haque (Aged: 8 years)
Zaheer enjoys reading both fiction and nonfiction books in his spare time. When he was 6 years old, he was very keen on the idea of writing about his family. He was very observant about what each family member did. Therefore, he decided to write a book, which he named Families. In this book, he shares a child’s view about the role each family members holds and their importance to us. Since the age of three Zaheer has completed the summer reading challenge at the local library and has gained his certificates and medals. Zaheer is exploring a range of writing styles at school. He is developing a better understanding of how and when to use different types of writing.
Zaheer is excited about writing another book and is currently brainstorming ideas.
Trulittle Scribe Hero (12-17)
Favour Balogun-Wilson (Aged: 14 years)
Favour is the first teenager in the world to write a book titled; (A Teenager In Lockdown, A Survivor's Story) on COVID-19 pandemic, duly published and distributed globally with multiple endorsements. The writing of the book started in March 2020.
She is an exceptionally gifted and talented young lady whose parents are based in Scotland but originally from Nigeria. She was born and bred in Scotland, the United Kingdom. She is the first of three children and from the age of Four has shown brilliance, intelligence, and thirst for knowledge as shared by her parents, teachers, and tutors. Her room is a mini library where she displays hundreds of books already studied. The Fourteen-year-old Miss B-Wilson has shared her journey through the coronavirus pandemic to help others especially teenagers and parents to fight and survive the daunting feeling of isolation during lockdown.
The book A Teenager In Lockdown: A Survivor’s Story reveals her ups and downs of balancing life and school under the pressure of the unprecedented situation.
In the form of short stories, Favour discusses her fears and thoughts, favourite hobbies, and the importance of having the support of family and friends during the months of uncertainty. Most important to her was the desire to help others on how to cope with circumstances of life such as COVID lockdown scenarios.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Favour in the words of the Former President of Nigeria H.E Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR as part of his remark during the book launch on the 30th of Jan. 2021, has turned Lemon into lemonade! He praised her intellectual acumen and challenged other youths to emulate her. Favour's book has been received by Queen Elizabeth II as a gift, endorsed by the Scottish Libraries and currently distributed across all the libraries for public reading.
The book has been widely published by many journals including The UK Press and Journal - Date: 2nd of March 2021, The Evening Express; Date: 3rd of March 2021, The KUMON press success story, The Nigerian Presidency (Nigerian In Diaspora Commission -NiDCOM- Press), The Scottish Library press.
Favour has been invited to multiple youth events as Special Guest to speak and inspire a new generation globally. This book has inspired thousands of youths globally as testimonies have been pouring in since the launch in January 2021. It has motivated many kids to develop their reading and writing potential.The book has been endorsed by President of nations, UN Ambassadors, over Ten Professors, envoys, and the global business community.
Here are the links to some of her website and press publications:
1. UK Press and Journal Publication: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/2938705/north-east-teenager-publishes-book-about-life-in-lockdown/
2. Personal Website: www.bli.com.ng
3. UK Library Interview anchored by: Ms Jackie of Aberdeenshire Library: https://youtu.be/mbL7_mIGOlk
4. YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9OqU1pKI6s
5. Amazon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9OqU1pKI6s
6. UK Kumon Success Story: https://www.kumon.co.uk/success-stories/english-completer-favour-publishes-her-own-lockdown-survivors-story-as-a-book/
7. Broadcast on The Nigerian National TV Feb. 2021.
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