In 2018, at age 7, his book “Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day”, the first in a series of books written to help elementary children expand their vocabularies, made the news when it was added to the Library of Congress catalogue.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and the largest library in the world, with more than 167 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 39 million books and other printed materials, 3.6 million recordings, 5.5 million maps, 8.1 million pieces of sheet music, 14.8 million photographs, and 72 million manuscripts.
Now 8-years-old, Nicholas Buamah is back in the news, this time getting TV show host, Steve Harvey to pledge buying 555 copies of his bestseller, which would be donated to libraries in Ghanaian schools.
While on ‘The Steve Harvey Show’, Nicholas revealed to Steve Harvey that he aims to get his book into every elementary school library in the US and to donate some to schools in his native country, Ghana.
“My goal is to get my book into every elementary school library in the United States and another one, is to donate some books to take to Ghana to give to the schools and libraries and another one is to get enough subscribers for my Youtube channel because I’m doing a 30-seconds word where I will teach you a word in 30-seconds or less,” Buamah said.
Inspired and moved by the young Ghanaian’s vision and smartness, Steve decided to support the goal by buying all the 555 books the little boy wanted to donate to Ghanaian libraries.
Steve said, “Since you such a smart kid and you trying very hard, I’m buying five hundred and fifty-five books and we going to put it in schools in Ghana”.
Buamah fell in love with books at age three. Although children at his age may prefer comic or graphic novels, the chap enjoys reading dense chapter books by Marvels.
The eight-year-old has also been hailed by veteran movie actress and TV presenter, Whoopi Goldberg.