Selah Nicole is a precocious 7-year-old who loves to read, do science experiments, and dream up awesome adventures to turn into amazing stories for her book series; Penelope the Pirate Princess! With the help of her parents Selah also started her own nonprofit; The Empowered Readers Literacy Project, after she noticed inequities in literacy amongst her classmates in Kindergarten. Armed with a heart of gold, a vivid imagination, and parents who embrace her vision, Selah is on a mission to help families build strong reading rituals and to get kids excited about books & reading!
To launch her vision, in January 2019 Selah organized the inaugural March to 20Hundred Thousand Books: A Children’s March for Literacy! (That’s 2 million books in adult terms!) Hundred’s of children & their parents dressed up as their favorite characters from their favorite books and took to the streets of Atlanta with Selah to march in the name of childhood literacy!
With her first literacy march and first book behind her, Selah is now releasing her second book; Penelope the Pirate Princess: A Very Bad Case of the Glitter Spot Dots, an amazing swagtastic adventure through the world she created; The Arrrgh Mighty Kingdom. Selah’s vision is to continue to help her peers get excited about reading and to inspire other children like her to tap into their own creativity & imagination and tell their own stories!