Makayla attended Ballou Senior High School in Southeast Washington, DC when she authored her books. Makayla enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is a very active and is a great person you can depend on.
BOOKS BY MAKAYLA
2015 INDIEFAB Finalist: Child Author Book of the Year
by Aderemi, Taijah, and Makayla of Reach Incorporated
Max is a supervillain growing up in a supervillain family-- his mom controls fire and his dad is like a tornado. Max has the power of invisibility, which he uses to wreak havoc and go unseen. Or so he thinks. But Max goes to school with Ronnie, the son of superheroes and a champion of justice who can see in others what no one else can see--even good hearts in misbehaving boys. What happens when these two super-forces square off?
by Marc, Darrin, and Makayla of Reach Incorporated
Story: Mariah really wants to take over her parents’ fruit shop one day, but they don’t think she can do it. Why? Because she’s blind. When her parents leave on vacation, Mariah gets her hands on the keys to the store. With the help of her parrot sidekick, Blue, Mariah must find a way to get the job done.
Story Behind the Story: Inspired by the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, which promotes diversity not only of race but of religion, orientation, culture, and ability, these teen authors chose to tell an empowering story about a protagonist who was blind.
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.
This is a thoughtful, illustrated book about children who can see the good in others and help them change. Max starts the story by saying "Being bad never felt so good. Evil runs in my family." His counterpart Ronnie believes "Goodness is in all of us. My family stands for justice." After wonderfully illustrated interactions between the two, Max is able to see the goodness in himself. The book is clearly written and offers a positive message about looking below the surface to see the potential in others.