While most of us spent the coronavirus lockdown watching television, doing puzzles or baking Fox 5 NY News tells us of one little New York girl who was taking a markedly different route.

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Five-year-old Egypt Bush's local library in Cambria Heights, Queens closed at the beginning of the pandemic, so she and her family took a different approach to deal with it.  

“Because of the virus we were stuck in the house with just the books that she had which weren’t that many so I was forced to read her the same bedtime stories over and over again and eventually I said you know what come up with your own story,” said Egypt’s dad, Rahiem Bush.

“I love writing in my notebook,” said Egypt.

Egypt has since written and self-published three children’s books plus a coloring book-- all of which are available on Amazon. Her first book, called ‘Superhero Town’ is about essential workers coming together to fight coronavirus...basically a view of the pandemic through Egypt's eyes,  the eyes of a child.

“I want to say be positive and be good. And make sure you have a great day and don’t get coronavirus,” said the young author.

Egypt has sold nearly a thousand books and that number is still growing. Her goal for this coming year is to keep writing, keep motivating her peers, and keep earning A’s in school!