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Anna Nyakana visits Capital Prep Harbor School - Bridgeport, CT

I had an amazing day at Capital Prep Harbor School in Bridgeport, CT spreading the Niyah Zuri message of Diversity and Believing in one's self! This forward-thinking charter school is changing lives by providing historically disadvantaged students with the college and career readiness skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice. I spent the morning speaking with parents about their child's interests and how my book Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne can further inspire their curiosity and love of reading and writing. After wrapping a book signing for select classes, I engaged with with 3rd and 4th grades to discuss their recent writing assignments and answer questions about the Niyah Zuri series. I was honored to autograph a copy of my book to a Kindergartener who stopped by the book signing and declared she had to go home with a copy; my youngest reader yet! Finally, the day concluded with an assembly of 3rd through 6th grades, 220 students in all! I loved sharing excerpts from my book, the origin stories for my characters, and reminding them of the importance of diversity in the books they read. Black History month also reminds us to leave our own mark in history, so I encouraged each student to "always believe in yourself, others will follow."

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Ask me anything... #WeAreCapitalPrep #Education #ChildrensBooks #BlackHistoryMonth @drsteveperry

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Who I do it for... #WeAreCapitalPrep #Education #ChildrensBooks #BlackHistoryMonth @drsteveperry

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