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7-Year-Old’s Book Added to Library of Congress Catalog

Nicholas Buamah isn’t your typical second-grader.

Though he loves playing chess, tennis and basketball, he’s also busy autographing and selling his book, which has been added to the Library of Congress catalog.

The 7-year-old Georgia native is the author of “Kayla & Kyle, The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day,” an animated book that helps elementary-age children build their vocabularies. The book is being sold at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon, with Nicholas having made his first public appearance this month during at a book signing at a Barnes & Noble location in Atlanta.

Nicholas’ mother Danielle, who developed the character of Kayla when Nicholas was younger to help expand his vocabulary, said the book signing was a “phenomenal” experience.

“He sold out in one hour and people kept coming in the store afterward, requesting a copy so much that Barnes & Nobles invited him back,” she told Black Enterprise.

The book is the first edition in “The Walking Dictionaries” series, with the second volume scheduled for next summer.

Ultimately, the young author wants to have his book available in every elementary school library in the country.

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