This 4-year-old girl has already read 1,000 books

Daliyah is aiming for 1,500 before starting Kindergarten


MIAMI – Daliyah Marie Arana was about to turn 3 when she read her first book. The little girl from Gainesville, Ga., has not stopped reading since, and she has already met the "1,000 Books before Kindergarten" program goal.

The leader of the nation's library, Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress took notice, and this week the little girl was able to shadow her for a day.

Daliyah's mom, Haleema Arana, told The Washington Post that her favorite children's author is Mo Willems, the author of the "Pigeon" and "Elephant and Piggie." She also knows the meaning of the word "paleontologist."

Daliyah is aiming to read 1,500 books before she starts kindergarten next fall. 


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