Young Arizona author published

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A young author was at Howell Elementary Tuesday morning giving out copies of her new book.

Annica Benning, 16, wrote a book which is being distributed to all fourth graders in Arizona, all 80,000 of them. The book "Arizona: Nations and Art" highlights Native-American culture and history.

"Just find something you're passionate about and go after it. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing mom who supported me throughout the entire process," said Benning.

Benning wrote the book as part of a community service project to raise awareness of Arizona's rich culture.

She is a freshman at Arizona State University.