South Georgia first-grader publishes children’s book to help empower other girls

BLAKELY, Ga. — A South Georgia first-grader has reached a milestone some people can’t even accomplish in a lifetime – she’s published her own children’s book.

Bri'Yonna Sealy, 6, is a first grader at Early County Elementary School and has written a book about accepting yourself – even the flaws – called "The Real Me."

On Tuesday, Bri’Yonna got the chance to read her book to her class.

Her message that she wanted her class to know: “That they’re beautiful," WTVY-TV reported.

"When I pulled it up on Amazon and bought it, I was just like, ‘What!? My baby’s on Amazon, that’s so cool’,” Bri’Yonna’s teacher, Melanie Spooner, told the TV station.

The 6-year-old said that goal of her book was to help the homeless. A portion of the proceeds from will go to the food pantry at Redemption Church in Blakely.

On the book’s Amazon page, it says the book is meant "to encourage every little girl to love herself in the skin she is in and to celebrate herself as she lives as her true authentic self.”


Because of that, Bri’Yonna has made sure the book’s dedication went to “all the little girls all over the world.”

Little Bri’Yonna is expected to have a book signing this weekend. She has asked everyone to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the food pantry.

You can check out Bri’Yonna’s book for yourself by CLICKING HERE.

Information for this article from Zach Wilcox with WTVY-TV.