Thirteen delivers an authentic ensemble of experiences from the eyes of a 13 year old African American. Tamia is best known for her essay "Freedom" , which won a local award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Editor's Choice recognition from TeenInk magazine. This book is a perfect fit for anyone looking to understand the world through the lens of a teenage girl. Tamia is often quoted as saying, "I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm always thinking". Her work focuses on reflections from daily life, love, family, inner turmoil, and the lived experience of being black, female, and in America.
It's important to stay true to your roots. See me read selections from my new book live in my hometown on June 4th!
Thirteen hit Amazon on May 1st! Are y'all diggin' it?
At the age of 10, Tamia prayed that God would give her a baby sister for Christmas. Her sister, Aaliyah “Lili” was born December 20th that same year. Her book, “Thirteen” is dedicated to Lili.
Inspired by her own life and the world around her, Tamia began writing at age 9 and entered her first competition at age 13. Her first book Thirteen released May,1, 2017.
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