Qatar-based Indian student Laiba Abdul Basit has been recognised by the Guinness World Records as the youngest person (female) to publish a book series.
Hailing from the southern Indian state of Kerala and based in Qatar, she accomplished this feat after her second book was published on August 29, 2021, while she was 10 years and 164 days old.
She surpassed the record of Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi of Saudi Arabia, whose record was 12 years and 295 days. Laiba was nominated as the youngest person to publish a book series (female) on July 12.
Laiba was born on March 19, 2011, and she is currently studying in the sixth grade at Olive International School, Doha. She started writing at a very young age. Her first two books were published when she was 10 years old. Her three-book series called 'Order of the Galaxy' is a fantasy story related to children’s fiction.
The first book in this series, titled 'The War for the Stolen Boy', was published by Amazon and later by Lulu Online Press. The second book, 'The Snowflake of Life', was published by the Rome-based Tawasul International through renowned Italian writer Sebrina Lei and Lulu Online Press. The third book in the ‘Order of The Galaxy’ series, namely ‘The Book of Legends’ was published by Lipi Publications, India. The foreword for this book was written by K Jayakumar, author, lyricist and bilingual poet, who was former chief secretary, Kerala government, and former vice-chancellor, Malayalam University.
The second edition of her first and second books was also published by Lipi Publications along with her third book, 'The Book of Legends'.
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