A teacher at a Los Angeles preschool taught a 7-year-old girl how to read and write, according to a new book.
The book, published Monday by the Associated Press, details how the young girl’s mother and grandmother helped her in the process.
“My name is Mary.
I am 6 years old,” she writes in the book.
“My name means a lot to me, because it is the first name I have.
And I’m just reading this right now.
I’m reading a story.”
Mary, who was born in Texas, has been reading since she was 3, according the AP.
In the book, Mary writes that she likes to play with her dolls and she loves to eat, which is why she is so good at reading and writing.
She says she has learned how to write a message on a paper doll and has even made a small sketch of her on her back.
“I have learned to read a little bit, and I like to read things,” she says.
“If I’m not reading the right word, I’m kind of reading a different word,” she continues.
“So when I’m on the computer, I try to write it out.
I think that’s what helps me a lot.”
Mary’s story was published in the AP’s “Book of Secrets” series.
The book also features interviews with the teachers and other family members who have helped Mary grow up.