“I am pleased with how my book turned out.”
Aliaunda A. Laniya is certified therapeutic recreation specialist and psychotherapist. Her interests include faith, family, and promoting physical and mental health and wellness. This is her first children’s book written to promote awareness for community members and organizations to proactively support positive reading skills and reading opportunities for all children. Aliaunda works and lives in “Philly Town” (Philadelphia, PA) with her family.
Most people who enjoy reading have had good reading habits introduced and modeled for them by family members, educators, and peers. When children see others reading for interest and enjoyment, it can inspire them to become better readers. However, for many elementary school children, reading on grade level remains one of the greatest life skill challenges they face. This negatively impacts their mental health and future success academically, socially, and economically. Franklin, the main character in this book serves as a model for young students to discover the wonder of words and reading. He becomes inspired to improve his reading and spelling abilities to earn a new favored item for school. The Adventures Of Franklin In Philly Town takes its young readers on a neighborhood journey with Franklin as he encounters a problem earning this item and tries to figure out what to do. Eventually, he receives some much needed advice and a new perspective on reading, spelling, and learning.