WHAT’S CRAZY IS THAT I’VE KNOWN VADA AZEEM FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE, OUR FIRST INTERACTION CAME WHILE HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I WAS A TEACHER. EVEN THEN I KNEW THEIR WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS KID, HE JUST MOVED DIFFERENT AND EVEN THOUGH HE HAD HIS UPS AND DOWNS YOU COULD STILL SEE THAT THIS YOUNG MAN HAD A BRIGHT FUTURE. ONCE I STOPPED TEACHING AND ENTERED INTO ENTERTAINMENT/RADIO I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HIM GROW AS AN ARTIST IN THE RAP GAME. WHERE HE ONCE AGAIN EXCELLED, I CAN REMEMBER LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY WHEN I FOUND OUT HE WAS LEAVING THE GROUP FORMED BY HIM AND HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS “FLY UNION” I WONDERED WHAT HIS NEXT MOVE WOULD BE AND ONCE AGAIN HE SURPRISED ME BY BECOMING A COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND NOW HE’S JUST COMPLETED HIS 1ST BOOK!!! “The Boy Who Tried to Touch the Sun.”
IN A INTERVIEW HE JUST DID WITH 614 MAGAZINE HE LET THEM KNOW WHY HE CREATED THE BOOK FOR HIS SON
“I decided to write and illustrate a children’s book because I believe it can be a valuable weapon in the war on our children. Children are pure and full of imagination. I believe imagination is the key ingredient to success. Of course, success is relative but education molds our personal relativity. If everything in a child’s life suggests they can only go so far, once that point is reached they will become content.
There are children already fighting through the impossible. I know children who rely on schools for a meal.
Children who didn’t eat the night before school.
Children who get very little sleep not even having a bed to lay in.
Children who wake up, get their little brother(s) or sister(s) ready for school and head to their failing public or charter school. No one there to congratulate or recognize what they’ve already achieved by showing up to school today. No one there to tell them to keep reaching because they have already conquered the impossible.”http://614columbus.com/2017/11/the-author-who-touched-the-sun/
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I AM SO PROUD OF THIS YOUNG MAN!! MAKE SURE YOU STAY ON THE LOOK OUT FOR NEW BOOKS!!!