Meet the first ever African-American teen author to write three books as mandatory readings in U.S. schools

Theodora Aidoo Oct 30, 2019 at 11:30am

October 30, 2019 at 11:30 am | Success Story

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

October 30, 2019 at 11:30 am | Success Story

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Essynce Moore is just 15 and has already established herself as an entrepreneur, author and Amazon Top International Seller. She is also a fashionista and a motivational speaker.

Moore is the only African American teen author who has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curricula. Her first book went on to become an Amazon Top International seller.

Her books are part of a series she calls The Middle School Chronicles. Her books are read in school districts across the country including Hillside, NJ School District; Brooklyn, NY Charter School(s); and Orange, NJ School District.

She released her first book called “6th Grade Middle School Chronicles” in 2015 and it ranked on Amazon Top International seller.

The following year, she released the second book “7th Grade Middle School Chronicles” and subsequently released her third book “8th Grade Middle School Chronicles” in April 2017.

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The books help prepare students for middle school, assist with self-esteem, bullying, how to handle certain situations with teachers/friends as well as encourage youth to live their dreams.

Apart from aiding students, Moore said parents could learn from her books as well. “They think they know the truth about what happens in middle school, but they have no idea,” she stated.

Moore, who hails from Hillside, New Jersey also started designing clothes at a young age of six with just for fun doodles in her school binder and notepads.

Whilst doing so she found her passion and style and in 2013 she decided to share her creative clothing ideas and styles with youth around the world.

She launched the Essynce Couture clothing line with the motto “a child’s passion for fashion.” Apart from clothing, Moore also created a natural body product line for children, tweens, and teens branded “Wynk” by Essynce Couture.

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Moore is not at all relenting on her achievement as an author, she’s gone on to create businesses. In 2015, the enterprising Moore expanded her brand by launching the Essynce Couture Spa and Boutique exclusively for children and youth to get a place of their own to visit and be pampered, inspired, and educated.

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The spa which offers manicures, pedicures, hair-cuts, athletic foot treatments, athletic hand treatments, and more is located in Passaic, New Jersey.

She’s been featured in numerous fashion shows, pageants, and karate tournaments. She has showcased at both NY Fashion Weeks and Atlanta Kids Fashion Week while also ripping the runway.

Essynce on the cover of Dream Teen Magazine. Pic Credit:essyncecouture.com

In 2013, Black Enterprise named her Teenpreneur of the year and honored 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Vashti School for Future Leaders. She was awarded “2014 Young Emerging Leader” by Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Moore is also a member of the New York Youth Chamber of Commerce (NYYCC), and more than just an author, this young protégé is a motivational speaker inspiring people at schools, conferences, workshops, and more.

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