I'deyah Books

"[A] fast-paced and well-written novel. An impressive story about a girl whose courage transforms a town." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Congratulations I'deyah on having your writing selected for DePaul University Blue Book: Best of Illinois High School Writing 2019.

"Jamaican Rum Cake" by I'deyah Ricketts


Actually, Yes, Everything Is About My Hair

Written by I'deyah Ricketts. 💕

readtheforum.org “while the rest of the girls / none of whom look like me / are packed into this humid too-tight dressing room / and don’t need their mom’s help / since they can easily drag a brush / or strai…

I'deyah finally got the chance to see her book on the shelves at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park, IL.

On Saturday we woke up with the news that I'deyah's book "Lyla Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit" is now on the shelves of 10 Chicago Public Libraries across the city. We took her to surprise her at the Harold Washington Library....only to find out that the books were already checked out. Took a pick with the Librarian instead.
The books are available available at these libraries in the children's section:
1. Avalon
2. Harold Washington
3. Legler
4. North Austin
5. Sulzer Regional
6. West Pullman
7. Woodson Regional
8. Blackstone
9. Rogers Park
10. Thurgood Marshall

Lyla Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit now on sale at 57th Street Book Store.

[05/10/16]   I'deyah's book "Lyla Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit" is now sold at 57th Street Book Store in Hyde Park.

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Tbt- Deyah @ photoshoot for TimeOut Chicago Magazine with Jaylin Fleming

TbT- I'deyah featured in TimeOut Chicago Magazine

Thank You Jessac Charitable Foundation Inc. for your order of 'Where Are The Animals' and Lyla Lyte Books. We appreciate your support!

Congratulations Deyah and her team for winning Network 6 CHAMPAIONS title.

Deyah we are so proud of you. Our likkle Author is also an A student.

Still a work in progress.... The follow up to Lyla Lyte and the Li'Berry Fruit!

In honor of the Birthday of Robert Nesta Marley a throwback pic of I'deyah @ The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica!

I'deyah made a Birthday Cake for her Grandma all by herself!

[01/26/14]   "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx


Americans prefer print books over e-books

We prefer books too! :-).
Get your copy of Lyla Lyte & the Li'berry Fruit at www.amazon.com

pbs.org A report released Thursday found that 70 percent of Americans read print books last year, but only four percent read exclusively e-books. According to the survey, conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates International, the average adult read five books in 2013.

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

Happy Holidays to my FB friends of I'deyah Books page.

Happy Holidays to my FB friends of I'deyah Books page.

Congratulations to Tessanne Chin. Winner of The Voice 2013. I'm a Proud Jamerican!
Follow your dreams and never give up! From a little island of Jamaica to winning "The Voice".

Meet I 'deyah's friend from her ballet school. Ariel is a 11 year old songwriter. Early on she showed a talent for writing music and has composed inspirational songs about life and frienship. Her debut demo "Living In A Book" is now available.

Meet I 'deyah's friend from her ballet school.

Ariel is a 11 year old songwriter. Early on she showed a talent for writing music and has composed inspirational songs about life and frienship.

Her debut demo "Living In A Book" is now available.


Top Ten Songs About Nelson Mandela | The Nation

Top 10 songs About Nelson Mandela!

thenation.com Few, if any, of the towering figures of the 20th century inspired as many people, or as many songs, as Nelson Mandela.

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RIP Nelson Mandela!

[12/04/13]   For more on I'deyah and her books go to her website www.lylalyte.com

Copies of I'deyah's book Lyla Lyte and the Li'berry Fruit are available at www.amazon.com. Price $6.99. Great as a gift.

[11/30/13]   It's small business Saturday!!!! Please support the small businesses in your area!

[11/28/13]   Happy Thanksgiving to all my FB friends.

Especially proud of Ms. I'deyah getting straight A's on her report card once again. After making a decision late in the Summer to transfer her to a new school and leaving all her friends behind...she was sad at first but pulled herself together made new friends, worked hard and got all A's. #excelledsincepreschool, #proudparents.

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J @ School.

Little brother dressed as Robin Hood for his First Book presentation today at school.

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Harry Potter GEEK! Ms. Hermione

Dinner by Chef I'deyah...Chicken Stir Fry and salad.

Dinner made by Chef I'deyah with daddy and brother as assistant. Chicken Stir Fry and salad.

I'deyah as a Guest speaker @ The Girls Scouts Youth Expo. She also raffle and sign free copies of her book Lyla Lyte and the LiBerry Fruit.

I'deyah with Ms. Black Illinois @ Girls Scouts Youth Expo.

I'deyah @ Girl Scouts Youth Expo as a guest speaker.

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