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This is a brilliantly colored book of illustrations produced over a two year period, that shows the growth of Miss Nkiyasi as a self taught artist. Open the pages and let the images captivate you by their detail and the emotions represented in each one.
Hexagon Land is a playful story that will help children from ages 4 - 7 remember their shapes. This remarkable and unique book also teaches about the value of Diversity and Inclusion. Children and adults can learn the value of our differences and our perfections. For, at the end, ALL the shapes learn that In Shape Village, all shapes fit right in!
In this exciting book, a great basketball player - Cynthia is very nervous about her first big game, her parents were coming and the kids from the opposing team were huge! She soon learns that she has to believe in herself and be a good team-player in order to win. This book emphasizes the importance of self-confidence and team-work.
In this extraordinary work, Nkiyasi reminds us about the importance of not letting our greed get the best of us. What happened to a poor family that found a magical bird that grants wishes is a great lesson for anyone. This astounding 12 year old author demonstrates the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve them instead of cutting corners!
This intriguing story about a little girl who falls asleep while doing her homework and finds herself tangled in layers of multiple scary and lonely dreams. She thought she would never see her family again, especially her father because she hadn't seen him since the divorce. As she struggles to find her way home through heavy rains, poisonous reptiles and spooky bushes, she gets bitten by a snake. Her journey keeps taking different and unexpected turns. Hungry, drenched, exhausted and feeling fa
A boy named Mike who is blind gets bullied at school and the teachers seem not to notice. In this distinguished, emotional and dramatic story, the author talks about bullying from a child’s perspective and the reasons why bullied children often do not tell teachers and adults around them. It is amazing how a child can bring to our attention how we react or not react to the slightest bulling behavior can make children lose their confidence and trust in adults.
We are constantly and often misinformed about the importance of physical appearance. In this thought provoking work, the author reminds us to focus on our inner beauty more than our outer beauty since it lasts forever. Thus, if we consciously beautify our minds we are more likely to find true happiness. In this book, a bald girl named O'miya found true happiness once she realized her own inner beauty.
Sometimes kids are embarrassed by their parents especially when they are trying to be accepted by their friends. That's precisely how a girl named Leasia felt when she learned her dad would be chaperoning their camping trip. And, to make it worse, he was bringing a very old and embarrassing camping item.
This is a really cute story about a father who was more excited about her daughter's entry into junior high school than his daughter. She was very excited too but her father made every single day of her first week special. At some point he showed up unexpectedly in her school towards the end of the day, hides behind the class room door, and gave her a big bear hug as she walked out. Although she loved her dad very much she had to remind him that she was in junior high. Then her dad got little bi
Behind every bully there's a secret or insecurity and sometimes it's worth finding out! In this book, Berna the bully was adopted after she lost her father. Although her new family loved and provided well for her, deep down she was very angry, insecure, lonely and sad. She often took her frustration out on other children until a much smaller yet brave kid wore her bullying out!
Hi my name is Nkiyasi Helm. I’m a 12 years old author, illustrator, public speaker and Junior Board Memeber and CEO of Writtenbykids.com and catalog. Lansing, Michigan is my home town; I live there with my mom, dad, brother and my two sisters. I have been writing professionally for more than 3 years now and have matured from writing and drawing with pencils and crayons, to pretty much doing everything on the computer. Currently 10 of my books have been published and I aspire to write many more. I am an advocate for Obesity Awareness, Anti-Bullying and Literacy.
One of my goals includes utilizing Written By Kids Publishing Company to provide a conduit for other young people to share their insight on youth related issues from a child’s perspective. Writing and Speaking are my passion, and I plan on using these skills to share my motivational messages with the world. These messages can help open a dialogue on issues that can sometimes be difficult to discuss.
I enjoy talking with young people between the ages of 10 and 17 about issues such as confidence, obesity and bullying. I enjoy doing TV interviews, radio interviews, public speaking engagements and class room Q&A presentations.
Poetree N Motion TV Show with Host Dee Freeman
Young, Gifted, & BLESSED! Young Author Nkiyasi Helm & Father (Inventor) Robert Helm THE CONNECTION TV SHOW with Angela Mathews Comcast Channel 16 Talk Show Host Intellectual Radio “Words To Live By” Broadview IL
Community Voices Magazine Article Kalamazoo, MI
“The Reading Circle” With Marc Medley WP88.5 FM Greater New York
Eagle Village Hersey, MI
Ashmun School Special ED for M.O.I.S.D. Hersey, MI
“It is my pleasure to write you this recommendation of Miss Nkiyasi Helm, as a worthy and gifted motivational presenter on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. The struggles facing youth today are often overwhelming and good decision making is not a characteristic many at-risk students can claim. Nkiyasi is certainly a role model and has a unique ability to break down barriers to connect quickly with her story and positive example.” D. Powers, Principal Baldwin Street Middle School Hudsonville Public Schools
“I thought the interview showed who Ms. Kee Kee is as young author and inspiring Youth leader. As well as your support and guidance as a Father, entrepreneur, and brilliant inventor. And, the show was fun wrapped in enlightenment/information about both of you.” A. Mathews The Connections TV Show
“Nkiyasi Helm exemplifies the Kuumba principle of Kwanzaa: To always do as much as we can, in a way we can in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it. Miss Helm’s desire to inspire other students to write books makes our community a better place for children to express themselves in a positive way.” By Sonya Hollins, editor firstname.lastname@example.org
“It was a pleasure meeting you and Nkiyasi, and for your support at the 3rd Annual WE Kids Health, Wellness & Fitness EXPO! Nkiyasi presentation and attendance was commendable, and I know that many EXPO attendees were introduced to an amazing young author and entrepreneur as a result.” Barbara Price, (Faith) Director Okemos Modeling & Entertainment Group