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Although LaNiyah Bailey eats healthy and is an active child, she has always been heavier than most of her classmates. Bailey wrote the book to help other children deal with the pressures and bullying they may encounter because of their weight.
To handle the bullying related to her weight, LaNiyah and her mom wrote a book entitled Not Fat Because I Wanna Be to help other kids deal with being overweight. LaNiyah says she wrote the book because she wants “people to learn that bullying isn’t cool to do to other people,” and she hopes her book will make a difference.