Young Tanzanian Achiever
Najmah Khariri, 12, Tanzanian sixth grader at Martin Luther King Middle School, the enormous book-lover is making headlines her book reading is at college freshman level!
Najmah Khariri, 12, loves reading so much that she averages more than two hours daily. And that’s after school.She floored her sixth-grade social studies teacher at the start of the year. “From day one, literally the first day of school, she came in and already had a book to read,” said
’s Charlie Williams.If he’d conferred with her fifth-grade teacher at Briarwood Elementary, Ashley Reynolds, he might not have been so surprised. Reynolds said during the two-week winter break, she challenged her students to a book-reading contest. Najmah won with 26 books, about 5,000 pages.Williams said Najmah is at a college-freshman reading level. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
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