At 16 years of age and as a rising senior in high school, AnyA (c) Young offers a glimpse into her life as a teenager coping with life while her father is serving a 12-year prison sentence. She shares personal stories along with tips and tricks she's learned while coping with the challenges of life away from her father and in a single-parent home.With this book, AnyA (c) aims to motivate and inspire children who have parents in prison. She wants them to know that they can overcome the shame and embarrassment they may feel. She also aims to help the single parents and extended family members, who are raising other children with incarcerated parents, gain a better understanding of the challenges their children face.AnyA (c) offers her book as a guide for teenagers, like her, who are determined to succeed in life no matter the circumstances.
Any Young is a Caribbean-American teen model, singer and aspiring actress. She was born in Greensboro, NC (USA) to a Caribbean mother and an American father. Her mother hails from The Nature Island of the Caribbean: The Commonwealth of Dominica.With confidence and a world class personality, this young author grasps her own destiny firmly in hand as she prepares to cross the cusp of adulthood. She shares her innermost turmoil: her fear of being judged by those who have not walked a mile in her shoes. #TGLWIP is a project encouraged by her mother, D na "LaD na" Drigo, and allows the author a platform to share her truth.Any is currently an 11th grader in high school residing in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Teen Guide to Living With Incarcerated Parents (#TGLWIP) is her first book.For more information, visit www.AnyeYoung.com.