- Adora Svitak
Adora Lily Svitak (born
October 15, 1997) Usually known simply as Adora Svitak. Svitak is an American child prodigyand internationally published author, known for her essays, stories, poems, blogs, and full-length books. Adora first became known to the public when, at the age of 6, she was recognized on local news in Seattlefor her writing abilities. [ [http://www.komotv.com/news/archive/4143881.html 'I Can Just Pour My Ideas On Paper' | KOMO-TV - Seattle, Washington | News Archive ] ] Adora became an object of national interest at the age of 7 when she appeared with Diane Sawyeron Good Morning America. [Good Morning America "February" 23, 2005] Her book, "Flying Fingers" describes Adora's abiding love of language and writing and contains tips and hints for other aspiring writers. [ [http://actionpublishing.com/non-fiction_books/adora_svitak_flying_fingers.htm Flying Fingers by Adora Svitak ] ] In 2005, at the age of 7, Adora began writing blogsand keeping an online journal, where she comments on matters of both international significance and subjects of personal interest. [ [http://www.blurty.com/users/weaselofdoom/ Adora Svitak's Journal ] ] [ [http://www.adorasvitak.com/Blog.html Adora Svitak - Blog ] ] Since Nov, 2005 Adora has been leveraging her talent and fame to promote literacy and interest in reading and writing. She has lectured before large audiences of both students and adults across the United States, and recently in Great Britain. [ [http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/newforest/newforestnews/display.var.942932.0.dora_the_explorer_shows_pupils_the_way.php Dora The Explorer Shows Pupils The Way (from Salisbury Journal) ] ]
As of January 2007, Adora is completing her first full-length novel "Yang in Disguise," serving as a spokesperson for Verizon Reads campaign for literacy, and working on an animated computer program to help develop children's reading and speaking skills.
* [http://www.AdoraSvitak.com Adora Svitak's Website]
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13230202/ MSNBC clip of Adora visiting a school]
* [http://www.actionpublishing.com Adora's Publisher]
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