Meet the dyslexic Fort Bend ISD 5th grader who just published her first book

Zariah Cherry just published her first book.

HOUSTON – Zariah Cherry just published her first book.

Cherry is an alumna of Dyslexia School of Houston where she received a specialized curriculum for dyslexia that helped her to develop strong reading and writing skills.

Cherry started writing books before she could write letters and was always seen with a journaljust in case she needed to write something down. Through the skills learned at Dyslexia School of Houston, she has written six books and looks forward to continuing to share her stories.

Cherry, who is now currently a Fort Bend ISD fifth grader, recently won the 2022 Black Children’s Book Week Pitch Competition and has now published her first book, Lulu the Lollipop Girl.

The story follows a young girl named Lulu and her journey learning various lessons along with healthy eating habits. Cherry’s book is now available on Amazon and can be purchased here.

Cherry and Tammy Spencer, Dyslexia School of Houston founder, appeared on KPRC 2+ to share more about the Dyslexia School of Houston. Watch the full interview in the video player at the top of the page.

For more information about Dyslexia School of Houston, visit For more information about Cherry’s book, visit