#PreTeens: Anyla and the CuLangBiz Kids
by Ty Bell Stennis
When Anyla Adams leaves her middle school, her home and everything she knows to attend boarding school, she is forced to overcome new challenges and is faced with surprises good and bad, including the arrival of her nemesis Daisy Butcher.
Anyla loves the school and her friends—a group that has deemed themselves The CuLangBiz Kids--just as much as she loves fashion. The name CuLangBiz is derived from culture, language and business, all focuses at Anyla’s new school. Her friends are international group hailing from such diverse locations as England, Japan, Germany, China, France and Puerto Rico; they form friendships and learn how to navigate boarding school as a team. Anyla continues to develop her fashion line in the hopes of winning the big MSP prize, while her friends develop their own entrepreneurial ideas.
Anyla and the CuLangBiz Kids is just over 21,000 words. It is the first book of a series, “Introducing the CLB Kids.” Ty Bell Stennis grew up in Mississippi, where the story is set. Ty have a Bachelor's Degree in Business, studied abroad in London, interned at Walt Disney World, and worked at American Girl Place before becoming a flight attendant.
Ty work experiences and education inspired her to create a story that exposes kids to other cultures and languages, and introduces the value of entrepreneurial skills.
Ty have also developed an educational social networking site for kids...
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Ty Bell Stennis was born and raised in Meridian, MS. After graduating from Meridian High School, she attended Alcorn State University, where she studied International Agriculture and Economics. Ty did several internships during college, such as, the United States Department of Agriculture in St. Louis, MO and the Walt Disney World College Program in Orlando, FL, where she reached the highest honor in the program, the Ducktorate Degree. With a desire to study marketing, Ty transferred to The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).
In 2002, Ty graduated from USM with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Marketing. During her last year at USM, Ty studied abroad in London, England attending King's College, where she gained in-depth knowledge about international marketing and international economics. After college, Ty moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked at American Girl Place. There she enhanced her knowledge of the children’s entertainment industry, through sales, marketing and interacting with the young clientele. After three years, learning and developing her skills, Ty decided to pursue her dream of traveling and became a flight attendant. She currently employed with a Delta connection airline. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures.
Ty enjoys spending her free time with her goddaughter, Anyla, who was the primary inspiration for the CuLangBiz Kids main character.
"Over the past several years, I have traveled extensively around the world meeting people from all walks of life. My travels and desire to learn about other cultures and languages impelled me to create a brand that had a presence where children from all walks of life could learn as well. An early interest in business encouraged me to create the brand CuLangBiz Kids," says Ty Bell Stennis.