October 2013 issue of
over 100 girls at
the Girls Scouts
Youth Expo. She
also raffled and
signed free copies
of her books.
her book, Lyla
Lyte and the
at the Black
endorses Lyla Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit.
interviewed by Janet Silvera
Pon Da River
(6th largest school district) endorses Lyla
Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit for its distance
used Lyla Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit as the
official book for its 2012 summer reading program.
featured in the July 2012 Time
under 12 rising
stars to watch."
"[A] fast-paced and well-written novel. An impressive story about a girl whose courage transforms a town."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"She's born to shine and with three books under her belt I'deyah Ricketts is poised for greatness."
- Buzzz Magazine
"I'deyah has crafted a story that brings mischief, curiosity, laughter, and full-blown entertainment."
“I’deyah has taken an inspirational message of reading and indulging one’s creative side to classrooms.”
- Eye on Annapolis Newspaper
“...source of inspiration"
- Chicago Defender Newspaper
“You are an amazing talented writer and you know what kids want to read."
- 10 years old
“Your book has inspired me...I enjoy reading them!"
- 9 years old
“I'deyah Ricketts is indeed a miracle who is destined to change society."
- Keith Burton
“This is a great read for males and females."
“Our class loves you!"
“[She’s] oozing with confidence and intelligence.”
- Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper
“You are a true inspiration to our youth. Thank you
for sharing with the Girl Scouts."
- Ronda Williams, Service Unit Manager at Girl Scouts