By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

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.

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Melody discovered her love of poetry in third grade.

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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.

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Melody will soon have her work published in a book with other young poets.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff