15-Year-Old Author’s Book Series Becomes Mandatory Reading in East Coast Schools

Teenager, entrepreneur, and author, Essynce Moore began her career at 6-years old. And now at age 15, she currently runs a mini-empire that is sure to place her amongst the top women in the literary world.

Recently, her book series, The Middle School Chronicles, became mandatory reading for some districts including schools in Hillside and Orange, New Jersey, and several charter schools in Brooklyn, New York.

Essynce started releasing the series back in 2015 with the aim to help prepare younger students for middle school and how to deal with bullying, self-esteem, and dream-chasing through this critical phase of adolescence, handed down from a voice readers can relate to.

Every day, after school, her mom would ask her how her day was. She’d always have some bizarre story to tell her about the crazy antics that occurred inside her classes. That’s when she started journaling and writing down all the events that took place and ended up creating a book in the process.

“People are usually very interested to hear about what really goes on inside a kid’s mind while in school. That was my hook”Essynce Moore in an interview with Black Enterprise

Essynce told Black Enterprise “At first, I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to continue the Chronicle series.” The decision to turn her first book into a series came when “one day I went skating and ran into this boy slightly younger than me who told me that he loved my book and hoped I’d write a book every year for the rest of my life. That was all the motivation I needed to continue the series.

When Essynce isn’t writing books, the young entrepreneur also owns a boutique, a fashion designing business, and gives motivational speeches.

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