Leah Goes to Washington

Now available for free download and also available in coloring book format. Roddenberry is taking requests for live, virtual readings for educational and child care professionals.

Illustration of the book cover

The Book

The book follows the title character, Leah, a young girl who aspires to become President of the United States and her journey within her local community, all the way to Washington D.C. and the Oval Office.

Leah in school uniform taking notes

The Author

 Leah Roddenberry is the current Miss Tampa 2020, author, and “Be a LeadHER” Founder. A senior at the University of Florida (UF), Leah is a member of the Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary society in the state of Florida, and she founded the UF chapter of IGNITE and currently serves as president. She is a 4-year member of the UF Dazzlers, member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Rock the Vote Florida state ambassador, Brand Ambassador for Real Talk, and the ServiceVote 2020 Fellow for Youth Service America.

Illustration of the book cover

Leah Goes to Washington

Now available for free download and also available in coloring book format. Roddenberry is taking requests for live, virtual readings for educational and child care professionals.

Leah holding the U.S. flag

The Book

The book follows the title character, Leah, a young girl who aspires to become President of the United States and her journey within her local community, all the way to Washington D.C. and the Oval Office.

Leah taking notes in school uniform

The Author

Leah Roddenberry is the current Miss Tampa 2020, author, and “Be a LeadHER” Founder. A senior at the University of Florida (UF), Leah is a member of the Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary society in the state of Florida, and she founded the UF chapter of IGNITE and currently serves as president. She is a 4-year member of the UF Dazzlers, member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Rock the Vote Florida state ambassador, Brand Ambassador for Real Talk, and the ServiceVote 2020 Fellow for Youth Service America.

LEah roddenberry

Leah founded and currently serves as president for UF IGNITE, a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. Leah is the author of “Leah Goes to Washington” – a children’s book meant to inspire elementary-age children, especially young girls, to learn about civics in a fun and interactive way. Leah served as Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen in 2013 & 2015 and currently serves as Miss Tampa 2020/2021, where she uses her title to volunteer for female-oriented organizations and community hospitals. Leah recently received the University of Florida 2021 Outstanding Leader Award.

Author headshot of Leah

LEAH RODDENBERRY

Leah founded and currently serves as president for UF IGNITE, a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. Leah is the author of “Leah Goes to Washington” – a children’s book meant to inspire elementary-age children, especially young girls, to learn about civics in a fun and interactive way. Leah served as Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen in 2013 & 2015 and currently serves as Miss Tampa 2020/2021, where she uses her title to volunteer for female-oriented organizations and community hospitals. Leah recently received the University of Florida 2021 Outstanding Leader Award.

Be a LEADHER

“Be a LeadHER: Igniting the Spark Within” was created to help girls find their voice, cultivate their passions, and confidently pursue their dreams. In order to help build leadership skills at a young age, Leah wrote her children’s book to encourage youth to become civically engaged citizens and active community members.

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