CHICAGO (CBS)– March is Women’s History Month and this morning we’re introducing you to a 13-year-old poet from Calumet City who is on her way to becoming a published author.
Through the power of her pen, Melody Ilesanmi has written on a number of topics, which includes honoring front-line workers.READ MORE: Who Is Suspected FedEx Mass Shooter Brandon Scott Hole?
Melody discovered her love of poetry in third grade.READ MORE: Aurora Pop-Up Pantry Opens On Monday
Her proud father tells us the eighth grader is a straight-A student and still found the time to write a poem for him, as he battled cancer.MORE NEWS: Brandon Scott Hole Identified As Gunman Who Shot And Killed 8 People, Wounded 5 Others In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Indianapolis
Melody will soon have her work published in a book with other young poets.