Daliyah Marie Arana is only 9 years old but she has probably read more books than most people ever will. The fifth grader has gone through over 4,000 titles to date. She’s even shelved former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming.
Daliyah started reading by herself long before many of her peers. A favourite hobby of hers is collecting trivia and fun facts, she says.
She read her thousandth book at age 4. That was when her mother knew her daughter’s love for books was beyond her own scope. Daliyah’s mother reached out to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Daliyah was rewarded with a special tour with the Librarian of Congress herself.