If you love reading or writing children’s books you know we all have different talents. Not every child realizes that, but little eleven year-old Ria Cheruvu does. What is unique about Ria? She was valedictorian of her online class at Arizona Collections Academy. She is on her way to college! Isn’t that remarkable? As if that weren’t surprising enough, Ria is going to attend Harvard where she will study “artificial intelligence and Neural Cytology.” Here’s what Ria has to say:
“Yes, I do [know that], but every person is unique. That is what I believe,” she said. “Every person has a talent; they just have to believe in themselves.” She added: “People ask me, ‘How are you going to deal with kids that are bigger than you?'” she said. “I just want to interact with brains that are just like mine and share my thoughts.
When did Ria’s Mom know she was exceptional? Ria’s Mom explains, “She knew her daughter was gifted when she was 9 months old. When Ria was 7 and in fourth grade, the principal told the family they should put her in accelerated classes online.
Ria’s Mom plans to travel to college with her daughter. Already, Ria has learned a great deal. Her Mom has taught her she can make friends no matter what age they are or what their interests are. In addition, Ria enjoys playing with her children her own age. She enjoys playing
If you like children’s books emphasizing friendship, and developing your own natural talents you might like Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, or Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. Each of these children’s books shows the value of using your talents and helping others as well. Perhaps Ria will find she enjoys writing stories. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she wrote children’s books about her experiences at Harvard?
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