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Author Kicks Off Book Tour at CREC International Magnet School for Global Citizenship

CREC International Magnet School for Global Citizenship (IMS) recently welcomed author Anna Nyakana, who kicked off the tour for her book, “Niyah Zuri & the Pharaoh’s Throne,” with a reading for IMS students in grades 2 to 5. Her visit was scheduled in honor of Black History Month and in celebration of World Read Aloud Day. The book explores multicultural themes while following the adventures of Niyah Zuri as she and her best friends, Miguel and Hugo Gonzales, travel through time with a mystical map. The students were inspired by Anna and her book which some students felt was “reflective of kids like us.”

“Anna was absolutely wonderful!” said fifth-grade teacher Heather Bergeron.

Born in Berlin to a Ugandan father and a German-Moldavian mother, multiculturalism runs in Anna’s blood. Her visit was special to students at IMS, a school that promotes diversity and multicultural education. The students expressed their gratitude to Anna on a webpage:

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