Nicholas Buamah is not even in high school, he’s actually a second grader, but has already accomplished something that only few have managed to achieve. The talented young man, who loves to play chess, tennis, and basketball, is now the newest author who’s book has been added to the Library of Congress collection.

The Georgia native is the author of “Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day”. The animated book helps elementary children build their vocabularies and follows the story of siblings competing to become their school’s next leader as they square off against each other in an old-fashioned debate. In addition to being sold at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, Buamah’s new project is among the over 39 million books housed in the Library of Congress.


“I developed the character of Kayla when Nicholas was younger to help teach him expanded vocabulary. After being praised by his first-grade teacher for using the word ‘collaborate’ during his first week of school, I asked Nicholas what he thought about writing a book to help his friends expand their vocabularies,” said Buamah’s mother Danielle in a statement. “He thought it was a great idea, as long as one of the main characters could be a male figure, and that’s when he created Kyle.”

Buamah eventually wants his book to be included in every school library in the U.S. And of course, the tiny author is already planning the next installment release of Kayla & Kyle. The new book is slated to release in the summer of 2019. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Buamah commented—a mechanical engineer. There is no doubt that he will become exactly what he sets his mind to!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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