Malia sits with bronze sculpture of children reading* at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. Reading is one of her favorite pastimes.
Hello, my name is Malia. I am 8 years old. My favorite sport is football, basketball and soccer. My favorite place is the beach. My favorite animal is puppy. My birthday is in January. I love Pokemon so much and also I wish I could spend time with you [Nana Qiyamah]. The end.
Once upon a time there lived some dragons. There was a baby. His name was Fireball. Fireball was very small. He went outside. Fireball found all kinds of bugs. He wished to be bigger. Then that’s when he saw hunters. The hunters saw him. They started to chase him. Fireball ran as fast as he can. Then he spotted a cave. He went inside and found out it was full of bats! He ran out of the cave. Then he saw something up ahead. It was a nest. All his friends were there. Then something happened. Fireball started to get bigger and bigger. His wish came true. He was so happy to be big and to be back home. The end.
Hello! And today I am going to tell about Harriet Tubman.
Harriet Tubman was a strong, brave and bold woman.
She led the slaves to peace.
She led the slaves to peace
Just like everyone else wanted
She saved the Black lives and Black lives matter
She saved the people.
She saved the slaves. She took them out of jail.
But first they wanted peace.
They wanted peace.
But they couldn’t get it.
It all boiled down to one person.
Her name was Moses. M-O-S-E-S
She was a brave and strong woman who was BOLD
She led the safety of the town
She led the town to safety
She freed all the people
And that is a very short
Speech by Malia Michelle Rahman
And remember! It all matters! History is great!
How exciting! Malia reads aloud this page on the internet!
* Donated to the Children’s Museum of Virginia-Portsmouth by the Portsmouth Museum Foundation in memory of Irma Frances Hall Ayers (1912-2011)