Author Nicholas Buamah recently appeared a signing for his first book on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Barnes & Noble in Snellville, Georgia.
Titled “Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day,” Buamah’s new book is the first in a series that was created to help improve literacy and vocabulary standards amongst children.
Only seven-years-old, the second-grade honors student was able to sell at least 40 books within the first hour of the signing.
The book was inspired by a moment shared between Buamah and his mother, Danielle. On a call with the Buamahs, Danielle explained that she developed the character of Kayla to help her son expand his vocabulary.
“I came up with the title and my mom created the Kayla character,” Nicholas Buamah said. He said that he later created the character Kyle himself; and, after some additional ideas, “Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day” was created.
According to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), a student’s knowledge on any particular topic is closely related to their linguistic level. Success, not only in school but in life also, requires a certain set of vocabulary or an advancing vernacular.
The Georgia Department of Education’s “Georgia Milestones 2017-2018 Statewide Scores” indicates that younger students are slightly improving in English.
“I picked election day because I had a whole bunch of titles to choose from and I love Barack Obama so much,” he explained. “I picked him because he did a lot during his election term.”
The book tells the story of its main characters, Kayla and Kyle, competing against each other to become their school’s next class president. Kayla and Kyle engage in a class debate to show off their leadership abilities.
So far, “Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day” has been accepted into the Library of Congress.
“I felt very excited when it got into the Library of Congress,” Buamah said.
The Nicholas’s father, Dominic, continues to encourage his son to try new things that will benefit his future.
Buamah said he has grand plans for his book and wants to work on more volumes of the series.
“I would like to see it in every elementary school library in the United States,” Buamah said.
In fact, Nicholas Buamah said he’s already working on his next book and hopes to release 20 more volumes to help children expand their vocabulary.
Outside of being an author, Buamah said he aspires to be a mechanical engineer and attend the illustrious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
“Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day” can be purchased at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, and through www.MotherHubbard.us.