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Child author pledges book sale proceeds to charity

Justina Jibin, 9, meets fans at Sharjah International Book Fair

Staff Report
15:53 November 4, 2017

Sharjah: Justina Jibin, 9, who is one of the youngest authors at Sharjah International Book Fair, has announced that all proceeds of her book would go to orphanages and homes for the elderly.

Justina, who has been writing since she was seven, presented her book in front of 50 fans who stayed for autographs and a signed copy of ‘My Imaginary World,’ a collection of three poems and nine stories, some of them illustrated by the young writer herself.

While writing may be her top career choice, Justina said there could be other possibilities. “I would also consider being a doctor so that I could help as many people as possible, but for now writing is my true passion. I just think that if I can achieve my ambitions, then other children can achieve theirs as well,” she said.