9yr old Papua New Guinean Tyra Sioni Award Winning Author & UN Ambassador

love the part where she said pizza slices in new york are HUGE! is true 🙂

To celebrate her award-winning book, Tyra was invited to attend the VoFG Children’s Summit in New York where she helped finalise a statement on the Declaration of Children and the World’s Sustainable Development Goals. Her book, which is based in her birth country of Papua New Guinea and focuses on discrimination towards women, was also launched at the summit, where she gave a short speech on the issues highlighted in the story.Here, Tyra talks about her inspiration for the book, the influences in her life and eating cheese pizzas in New York. “You can write a story too and maybe go to New York one day. However, you have to write about an important issue that can make a difference to people in the world,” she says. Hear, hear, Tyra!

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