Daliyah Arana Is Only 4 Years Old And She’s Already Read Over 1,000 Books!
Daliyah Marie Arana began reading at 2 years and 11 months- now at 4-years-old, she’s already read more books than a good bit of adults!
Daliyah’s love of books are the reason she ended up at the Library of Congress and her mother, Haleema Arana, says that love came from being read to since she was in the womb and only grew as her daughter did. “She wanted to take over and do the reading on her own,” Haleema told The Washington Post in an interview. “It kind of took off from there. The more words she learned, the more she wanted to read.”
Daliyah’s penchant for literature caught the attention of the 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who invited the tiny reader to shadow her as “librarian for the day.”
It was fun to have 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA as "Librarian For The Day." She's already read more than a 1,000 books. pic.twitter.com/MQfwlUrakO
— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) January 11, 2017
Even Reading Rainbow was impressed!
— Reading Rainbow (@readingrainbow) January 11, 2017
Daliyah previously told the Gainesville Times that she hopes to be able to help other young kids learn how to read as well. “I like to check out books every day,” the 4-year-old said. “And I want to teach other kids to read at an early age, too.”
Photo Credit: Librarian of Congress/Twitter