Becoming a published author is a difficult feat for anyone, so publishing three popular books by the age of 18 qualifies you to be in a league of your own. After spending some quality time with college sophomore, author and entrepreneur Chental-Song Bembry it became clear quickly that she is more than comfortable doing the unexpected. The soft-spoken 18 year old began publishing her popular children’s series “The Honey Bunch Kids” at age 13 and has generated quite a following for the adventurous stories.
The positive books are centered on a group of African-American middle-school kids who become friends after they miss the bus on the first day and end up having to walk to school in the rain. Popular with young boys, The Honey Bunch Kids teach readers valuable lessons on friendship, self-esteem and empathy. Although, the books are fiction Bembry used her own time in school as inspiration for her stories.
In addition, to creating stories, Bembry works to increase writing and literacy among youth and teens and is a former youth ambassador for LiteracyNation. Recently honored as a Black Girls Rock MAD (Making A Difference) Girl by Olay, My Black is Beautiful and Target, Bembry was celebrated for her work in the community and for being a positive role model for youth across the nation.
As the teenprenuer looks ahead she wants to transform her books into an animated series and inspire others to follow their passions. Her advice to anyone looking to start a business or write a book of their own is start with your story first and don’t let setback stop you. This is wise advice that every entrepreneur should follow.
Check out Bembry’s books here and add them to a reading list for the tweens in your life.
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