What inspired you to become an author?
Nothing really inspired me to become an author. I just love to put my thoughts on paper for others to read.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I want to be a horse trainer or a veterinarian. I would also like to have my own equestrian center, which is currently being built in Suffolk, Virginia. The name will be, Olympic Equestrian Center.
How did you find inspiration for the poems in Little Wisdom?
My love for my family and myself inspired the poems in my book.
What are your hopes and dreams?
My hopes and dreams are to go to college and train children to love horses and ride them. I also want to have a camp for kids to learn how to care for horses. I would like to compete in the Olympics as a hunter jumper, and in the dressage category.
How will your poems make the world a better place?
My poems will make the world a better place as they show children how to love and inspire others and themselves. Most kids my age do not love themselves enough. It will also help children to follow their dreams.
Sumayyah is a nine year old poet, and the youngest of five children. She recently moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia with her parents. In 2013, she became a published author with the release of her poetry book, Little Wisdom.
Riding horses is Sumayyah's first love, and she hopes to one day be an Olympic equestrian. When Sumayyah is not writing, she loves to play with her friends, read, and attend Monster Truck shows. Her favorite truck is Gravedigger.
Sumayyah's second book, Tia's Journey, will be released this summer.
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