The first day of school can be scary for any child. For many children, kindergarten is their first real experience away from home. Children worry they will miss their mommy and daddy. They may be scared of a new environment, or
frightened to make new friends. However, Zina is a little girl that has first-day jitters for a reason that might surprise you. This book teaches children to embrace their differences. Everyone is special and unique in their own way. Go along with Zina as she figures out what makes her "something special."
Maria Caprice Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 24, and is a God-fearing woman. Maria was recognized at the young age of ten by the former mayor of Detroit with an honorable award entitled, "The Young Peace Maker of Detroit." Since the tender age of five, Maria loved to read and use her
imagination to create stories to entertain her family and friends. She enjoys writing because she believes words have the ability to take you places only your thoughts can go.
Ms. Allen is a recent graduate of The University of Michigan, where she studied Elementary Education, Majoring in Language Arts with a Writing Certificate Endorsement. She has a creative mind and a contagiously happy personality that is sure to capture you in her writing. She contributes her success to God, family, and you. Maria currently resides in Westland, Michigan with her family.