Anaya Lee Willabus is a 9-year-old author and visionary who enjoys reading and playing sports. Anaya was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where she resides with her parents and two siblings.At the age of two, Anaya was taught to read by her father. Thereafter, she began to memorize books, demonstrating an acutely photographic memory. Anaya immerses herself in reading books of all genres throughout the year.
During the summer, she grew very fond of the summer reading initiative and aspires to be a well known author and teacher when she grows up. Anaya’s book, The Day Mohan Found His Confidence, was written after her inaugural trip to her parents homeland of Guyana, South America in April of 2014; becoming the youngest person to publish a chapter book in U.S. history. Her proud mother, Dimple Willabus, said she knew something was special about Anaya from a young age.