Hello!

MY NAME IS Reina

I'm an 8th grader at St. Patrick Interparish School in Gainesville, Florida. 2020 has been quite a rollercoaster and to ride out some of the time away from school I worked on a Covid-19 project - something to put a positive spin on the events of this year. And so I AM DIFFERENT was born!

I am a dancer who loves to learn new things! I currently serve as the Vice President of the Student Government Organization of my school. I hope my book will inspire elementary and middle school kids to never be shy or ashamed of their differences but to embrace the things that make them so special!

I always encourage others to be themselves around me. As a future doctor and author I will continue to encourage people to display and embrace their true selves!