Aashna Kumar recently started a book club for middle-schoolers with some of her friends. They meet once a week at the library, says her mom, Kokila Kumar.
Aashna named the group “The Smarties” after her favorite candy.
“Her main goal was to motivate and inspire other kids to read more and get more involved in the community as well as develop the ability to read between the lines and grasp more than the literary concepts of the novels,” Kokila Kumar says.
Aashna will attend the Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy this year.