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Meet 4-year old, Daliyah Marie Arana, a gifted child who can read at a college-level and has been reading way before she turned 3-years old.

“Literature is the most immortal part of history,” Daliyah says in there a YouTube vid where she’s reading a famous speech called, “The Pleasure or Books” by William L. Phelps.

At her young age, Daliyah has already read over 1,000 books and luck for her, she also comes from a family of avid readers and her parents and siblings would read out loud to everyday when she was an infant.
And it was a good thing that her family read to her because by the time she was 18 months old, Daliyah was already recognizing words from her mom’s books.
Her mom Haleema Arana told The Washington Post, “She wanted to take over and do the reason on her own.”
After her daughter was able to read that first book alone a month before she turned three-years old, Haleema decided to sign Daliyah up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program which Daliyah has already mastered.
“I like to check out books every day,” Daliyah told the Gainesville Times. “And I want to teach other kids to read at an early age, too.”
She hasn’t been tested to see what her reading level is yet, but she can easily read from her 10 and 12 year old siblings books.
It was after their local library invited Daliyah server as “librarian for a day” when her mom decided to write Carla Hayden.
As you know on February 24, 2016, Carla Hayden was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the Librarian of Congress.
This nomination makes Carla is the 14th Librarian of Congress, the woman in history to serve as Librarian of Congress and the first African-American to “hold that post” too.

“Michelle and I have known Carla Hayden for a long time, since her days working at the Chicago Public Library, and I am proud to nominate her to lead our nation’s oldest federal institution as our 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden has devoted her career to modernizing libraries so that everyone can participate in today’s digital culture. She has the proven experience, dedication, and deep knowledge of our nation’s libraries to serve our country well and that’s why I look forward to working with her in the months ahead. If confirmed, Hayden would be the first woman and the first African American to hold the position – both of which are long overdue.”

The day that Carla Hayden responded back to Haleema was the best day ever… the Librarian of Congress extended an invitation to Daliyah and her family to spend a day with Carla Hayden.
On that day, Daliyah wore a nice pink dress along with a matching hair bow. Her day consisted of “touring the children’s section, sitting in on executive meetings” and reading out loud to Carla Hayden and other library staff members.

It was fun to have 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA as “Librarian For The Day.” She’s already read more than a 1,000 books.

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