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‘War Room’ Actress Becomes Youngest Christian African-American Author, Inspires Girls to Love God

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‘War Room’ Actress Becomes Youngest Christian African-American Author, Inspires Girls to Love God

“War Room” actress Alena Pitts has been crowned the youngest female African-American author to be represented by a major book publisher with her book release, Hello Stars, and she wants to use her writing to help others find their hope in God.

In her book, the 12-year-old teaches the value of perseverance and the importance of going for your dreams while “keeping your feet on the ground and your eyes on the stars.”

Published by Zondervan kids under Faithgirlz, the popular Christian company said in a statement to The Christian Post that they are happy to announce their collaboration with Pitts. The collaboration is a book series called Lena in the Spotlight. Hello Stars, co-written with Alena’s mother, editor and author Wynter Pitts, is only the first release of the series.

Most readers will be familiar with the young author because of her impactful acting role in the hit film “War Room” alongside Priscilla Shirer. Pitts is also a model and a guest contributor for “For Girls Like You” magazine and singer Jamie Grace’s “God Girl’s Club.”

Below is an edited transcript of The Christian Post’s interview with Pitts in which she talks about being the youngest Christian African-American female published author and how she hopes to use her influence.

The Christian Post: How does it feel to be the youngest, female African-American author to release a book under a major publishing company?

Pitts: I feel many different things! Excitement for sure but it definitely makes me feel overwhelmed and in awe of what God can do. I was just an average American girl but God had so much more planned for me than I even knew or saw coming. It also makes me feel very thankful to God for all that He has done.

CP: What inspired you to write Hello Stars?

Pitts: Writing a book was never really a life-long dream for me. One day, my mom and I were just talking and she randomly just said we should write a book together. She’s always thought I was good writer but she’s my mom so I never really thought about it! So to me, it was a very random and out of the blue statement so I kind of just agreed and then went on with my …


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