Durham 9-year-old girl writes book inspired by her father

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Anya Mattis is just nine years old and is already dreaming big. The Durham girl decided she wanted to share her 'smart girl magic' by writing a book.

The book, entitled The Little Girl's Story, is about her vision and dream for her dad, Urel, to own a restaurant he can call his own.

Her father owns and operates Urel's Jamaica House in Durham; specializing in delicious, fan-favorite Jamaican food.

"Braved the elements to try Urel's and it was definitely worth the trip," reads a review on Facebook. "The customer service was above and beyond and the food was the best I have tasted in my 30 plus years in the area!"

Saturday afternoon, Anya held a book signing in her father's restaurant.

Urel's Jamaica House is located at 3825 S Roxboro Street Suite 123 in Durham.

To purchase a copy of The Little Girl's Story and other items, visit SmartGirlMagic.com
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