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Cool Kid shares love of reading with children

January 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
This week's "Cool Kid" is a huge influence on the younger kids in her community and she's reaching out through reading.

The Bright Stars Reading Club of Inglewood is there to bring the world of books to young minds. Ebony Mabry-Marts is there to help those young minds grow.

"I'll help them read books in case they're reading a word and they don't know the word, I'll help them try to say it and use phonics," says Ebony.

Beyond learning the words, Ebony hopes she'll be able to teach kids a valuable lesson that can last a lifetime.

"When you come here, you learn to love to read. You learn to love books. I am very happy to be a part of this," says Ebopny.

The 17-year-old high school senior uses her love for reading to connect with young kids.

"She reads with the kids. She encourages them," says Terri Norwood, who founded the club. "She comes up with story lessons. She's just a real wonderful person to be around. The kids love her."

After graduation from King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science, Ebony wants to continue working with kids.

"Some point in my career, I want to work at Kaiser," says Ebony. "But I want to be a pediatric nurse."

Teaching now and healing later, Ebony Mabry-Marts wants to make the world better for children. That makes her our Cool Kid.