The Last Call
by Young Authors Program Editor and Malik Jones Author
Malik remembers the last day he spoke to his dad. In this story, a young man reflects on the lessons his father taught him, and how he can apply those lessons in everyday life. As Malik says, “Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow.” Though loss is hard, it’s important to focus on the happy times, and continue to carry on the legacy of loved ones. "Enjoy the simple things,” Malik advises. And though he is sad and misses his dad every day, he takes what he’s learned from his father and does just that.
Malik Jones is a twelve-year-old boy from Atlanta, Georgia. His favorite thing to do is play Fortnite and other video games. In the future Malik aspires to be a game designer. Malik's favorite subject is math and he's quite good at it!
Young Authors Publishing is a nonprofit children's book publisher that exists to share the stories of children. We believe that all kids are story worthy and that every child should see themselves and their experiences reflected in the books they read. Our two-part mission is to produce diverse and culturally relevant children's books and to use book publishing as a vehicle to economic mobility for our young authors. Royalties from their book sales are deposited into a savings account for each young author to access at 18 to use toward their post-secondary plans.
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