Welcome to The Umbrella Girls GIRL OF THE MONTH where we shine the light on a girl who sparkles in her world. Each month we will share a little piece of a little girl's world who is inspired to shine bright through the life learning and inspiration she receives from The Umbrella Girls book series.
Hi Liliana, where in the world do you live?
Who is in your family?
My mum, dad, brother Levi, he is 9 years old.
How old are you and what year are you in school?
I am 7 years old and I am in Year 2.
What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I love writing because I think I have a good imagination.
What are your favourite things to do for fun?
I like surfing and drawing.
What’s your favourite food/s?
I love pasta and tacos.
What is your favortite holiday?
I went to Malta when I was five years old. I went with my whole family and cousins and we stayed there for a long time and we got to see lots and meet new family.
What are your dreams - big and small?
I would like to be an artist and a professional surfer.
Do you have any fears? And if so, what are they?
That I am late to school because I have a strict teacher.
And what do you do to overcome this fear?
I like sleeping in, so I try to go to bed early so I don't sleep in and get to school late.
What do you enjoy about The Umbrella Girls books?
I love that all the books share inspiring stories. Charli she takes care of her classmates in The Wisdom Office and Anika really wants to go to school but her family can’t afford to send her so she reads lots of books. Zoe’s an only child, she has a really good life but her mum is pregnant and she doesn’t want the baby in the family so she has to learn to be big sister.
What's your favourite book, character or meditation in The Umbrella Girls book series and why?
I love Pia because she likes surfing and so do I. She does good things to help look after the ocean and all the marine life.
Who do you look up too?
I love Katy Perry because she is a great singer and she makes me feel happy when she sings. Also my friend Katlyn at school because she helped me draw in 1st grade.
What does it mean to be a girl today?
Girls can do anything!
What message would you like to share with other girls around the world to encourage them to pursue their dreams and shine?
You can do anything you want if you put your mind to it.