Egypt Bush, 5-year-old author of OId Queens, tackles coronavirus with series of stories featuring superheroes – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – During the coronavirus pandemic, we all struggle to find meaningful ways to spend time at home. Well, a 5 year old kid from Queens decided to write a series of books.CBS2’s Cindy Hsu met the Children’s Dynamo on Wednesday.

Egypt Bush has just started first year and is already a published author.

Here is how it started. Every evening, she and her father, Rahiem, read books from the library together. However, when COVID-19 hit and libraries closed, they only had a few books at home.

“My dad had to read all the books over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over he said, ‘Why not make your own book?’” Egypt said.

“She told me a story and it was very elaborate and I enjoyed it,” Rahiem added. “Then the next day, she wanted to start over.

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Egypt Bush is only 5 years old, but she has already published books on the coronavirus. (Photo: CBS2)

So they invented the series “Egypt’s Everyday Superheroes”, and of course, the 5 year old is the main character.

His first book titled “Superhero Town” focuses on COVID-19 from a child’s perspective.

“Hi, my name is Egypt. There is a disgusting new super germ that everyone is afraid of and the people in my town are looking to superheroes to fight it, ”she read to Hsu.

She enjoys making her books entertaining and educational.

“I love the Super Sprout because it’s so funny to watch,” Egypt said. “They didn’t do a cure, so you have to put on a mask and wash your hands.”

His superheroes include doctors, nurses, and bus drivers, like his father. She writes about her whole family, and if you’re surprised that such a youngster brings up adult topics, don’t be.

“We think that as adults kids don’t really pay attention and it’s crazy that they absorb a lot more than you think,” said Rahiem.


So how many books does Egypt plan to write?

” Hundred. It’s going to take a lot of work, but I won’t give up, ”she said.

And she’s already working on her next book, in which she and her dog, London, are the superheroes.

Egypt loves to read her books to other children and always encourages them to write their own stories.

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