Croydon author, 11, publishes fourth book and donates all money to charity

An 11-year-old author from Croydon has published her fourth book – and pledged to give all the proceeds to charity.

Sarah Kittoe released her latest book, Ama and the Lost Key, at Croydon Library in Katharine Street, South Croydon on Saturday.

The schoolgirl raised £800 from the sales which she said will go towards Centrepoint and the Wednesday Club at the West Croydon Methodist Church, both of which support homeless people in Croydon. 

Civic Mayor of Croydon Councillor Tony Pearson with Sarah at the launch on Saturday (Picture: Stevan Borthwick Photography)

Sarah said: “I am a young writer on a mission to inspire other children with my books and interesting stories!  

“My mission is supporting the vulnerable in our society. The money that I raise from my books helps support vulnerable people.  

“If you believe it you can achieve it.”

Ama and the Lost Key is based in Ghana. The story follows Ama, a young and adventurous girl, as she unlocks the secrets behind the mysterious key.

Promising unimaginable wealth, the key holds the potential to change Ama’s life forever, but as the book continues, Ama learns valuable lessons about the power of unity in a land of gold.

Front cover of Ama and the Lost Key by Sarah Kittoe (Picture: Conscious Dreams Publishing)

Funds from Sarah’s three previous books, The Friendship Club, Sarah Kittoe’s Colouring Book and Lindsey and the Blue Fox, have been used to support the renovation of a library at St. Paul’s Basic School in Tema, Ghana, Sarah said.

Since writing the books, published by Conscious Dreams Publishing, Sarah has heard from other young authors inspired by her achievements.

Sarah’s father, Albert Kittoe, 41, said: “I have seen Sarah grow and it is amazing seeing her do all these things. As parents, one thing we have learnt is to allow the children to follow their dreams as you guide them with love and all the needed support.”

Sarah’s books are available on Amazon:

Pictured top: Sarah Kittoe at the launch on Saturday (Picture: Stevan Borthwick Photography)

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