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.
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.