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    Founded by Julillian Davis, the mission of the Young Authors Program is to provide Black and Brown children the opportunity to write and publish a children’s book.

  • Ms. Julian Davis   

    Julillian Davis is an Author, Educator, and Speaker from Albany, GA.

     

    In May 2015, Ms. Davis graduated from Albany State University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She continued her training at Georgia State University, and earned a Master of Education in Elementary Education and Reading Endorsement in 2017, as well as a Certification in Educational Leadership in 2018. Ms. Davis also has an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Certification.

    Ms. Davis joined the staff at Fickett Elementary School in 2018 as the Creative Writing Teacher. Additionally, she is the Founder and Director of the Young Authors Program.

    “I, too, am a published author. I began my journey to authorship as an undergraduate student at Albany State University, when I discovered that less than 5% of children’s book authors are Black. I saw the statistic as a problem and decided to offer a solution by creating my own children’s book collection for young minority children. I published my first two children’s books in 2014, my 3rd in 2016, and my newest publication, which is a self-empowerment book for Black Women, was released in 2018. When I accepted the job as Creative Writing teacher at Fickett, I knew I wanted to provide the same opportunity for my students, and thus the Young Authors Program was implemented.”

    When she isn’t teaching, writing or publishing aspiring authors, Julillian enjoys traveling, shopping and spending quality time with family and loved ones.

     

     

  • Brooklyn S.

    Brooklyn is a 3rd grade student at Fickett. She is an amazing artist and is a member of Sandtown Cheerleading Squad. She is a Principal’s Honor Student and serves as SGA 3rd Grade President. Her publication is entitled “The Evil Eyelash Queen’s World of Weird Things.”

  • Ashton D.  

    Ashton is a 4th grade at Fickett. He is a Principal’s Honor Student, Math Ambassador, Gifted Student Member of SGA and a basketball and football superstar! His publication is entitled “Creepy Night on Rux Road.”

  • John D.   

    John is a 4th grade student at Fickett. He is a stellar student and loves reading and math. He participates in Robotics, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl and Math Club. He also serves as 4th Grade President. In his free time, John enjoys playing soccer with his little brother and singing in the youth choir at church. His publication is entitled, “Aurora”.   

  • Kemina L.  

    Kemina is a 4th Grade student at Fickett. She is an Honor Roll student and faithful member of Redeeming Love Church. She attends The Marlene Rounds Dance School and will be performing at Disney World this Spring. Her publication is entitled “Confessions of a Smart Kid.”   

  • D. Carroll   

    Dalena is a 3rd grade student at Fickett. She is a Principal’s Honor Student, a member of Prancing Fickett Trojans and Reading Bowl. Her publication is entitled “My Awesome, Magnificent Totally Cool Life.”

  • D. Byrd

    Deandra is a 4th grade student at Fickett. She is an Honor Roll student and a member of Prancing Fickett Trojans, Girl Scouts, and Track Team. She loves to draw, dance and she loves fashion. Her publication is entitled “The Mystery of Maria.”

  • K. Hankerson  

    Kai is a 3rd grade student at Fickett. She is a Principal’s Honor student and a member of Prancing Fickett Trojans, Helen’s Reading Society. She was a contender for 3rd Grade President and an attendee for Cookies and Cocoa, which is a program that celebrates perfect attendance. Her publication is entitled “Anggie’s Galaxy Academy.

  • I. Wray  

    Israel is a 5th grade student at Fickett. Israel is a member of the safety patrol team and is a part of the UPS Mentoring Program. Israel enjoys the important role of being an uncle, and wants to be a YouTube Blogger. His publication is entitled “Pepe the Frog and the Beanstalk.”

  • D. Street  

    Da’lilah is a 4th grade student at Fickett. She is a Principal’s Honor student. She will serve as judge for Fickett Elementary School’s Peer Jury, and also student director for the Black History Production. Her publication is entitled “The Mystery of Mr. Hinestien.”