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Kalamazoo 5th Grade Student Writes STEM-Focused Children’s Chapter Book


[Kalamazoo, Mi] – We are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated release of John B. and the Wonderful World Coding, the debut book by first-time 11-year-old author and Kalamazoo native, John I. Bolden II. This captivating tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey of imagination, determination, and self-discovery.


In the book, John B. and the Wonderful World of Coding, readers are introduced to the main character, John B., a young boy full of creativity and big ideas. One day, John B. comes up with his biggest idea yet, but he is unsure how to make his idea a reality. With the support and guidance of his parents, John embarks on a life-changing adventure that will forever alter the course of his existence.


This heartwarming story serves as a reminder to keep pursuing your dreams and never give up. Through its pages, readers of all ages will be inspired to embrace their passions, overcome obstacles, and embark on their transformative journeys. “ I want to inspire more kids to learn about coding,” says John Bolden II, author and emerging entrepreneur.


John I. Bolden II wrote this book with contributions and help from his father John F. Bolden. “When John started working on his book I knew that my role was to be supportive and encourage him along the way,” says John F. Bolden.


With an official release date of Tuesday, July 11th John will host a virtual book launch on July 11th and an in-person book reading on July 15th, 11 am – 1pm in Kalamazoo, MI.  


To learn more about John I. Bolden II, his upcoming appearances along with his future literary endeavors, visit his website at

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About John I. Bolden II:

John I. Bolden II is an exceptionally talented 11-year-old author who has captured the hearts of readers with his debut book, John B and the Wonderful World of Coding. John's passion for storytelling and his unwavering determination to pursue his dreams are evident in his debut work. John B and the Wonderful World of Coding marks the beginning of an exciting writing career for this young prodigy, and he is poised to make an impact on the world of coding and robotics along with children’s literature.

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