Khaliya was a student at Anacostia High School when she authored her book. Her hobbies include boxing and playing basketball. She was in eleventh grade when she wrote Deena Misses Her Mom, her first book.
BOOKS BY KHALIYA
by Jonae, Jesse, Layonnie, and Kahliya of Reach Incorporated
Lately, Deena has been getting angry. A lot. She acts out in school and keeps getting in trouble. Everyone is surprised because she used to be very calm, but that was before her mother went to jail. Her dad, her grandma, and her best friend Josey all do their best to help her out, but Deena doesn’t want to talk about it. Will a day at the carnival with her Dad help her open up?
The teen tutors of Reach Incorporated noticed that few children's books reflected their reality. They decided to do something about that: they wrote their own. Now these teens have written eight original books, and are diversifying children's literature, one smart-fun-real-brave-bold story at a time. Learn more.