13 year old Sacramento boy Akshaj Mehta is believed to be youngest Indian American Author. He donates all the proceeds of his books to Children Charity. He has published 4 books.
His first book “Super Mouse” was published in January 2014. Super Mouse is a fictional chapter book all the proceeds benefited Sacramento Childrens Home. The book is available on Kindle, Google Play, Amazon.Super Mouse was also selected and featured for the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival in September 2016. He was the only Child Author featured among other 12 Authors.
Second Book “E-Tron” (a pre teen Novel) was published in April 2015. The proceeds of this book were donated to Make-A-Wish . E-Tron is a story about relationship between 21year old and his Grandparents who want him to join Military.
3rd book “E-Tron 2” is a sequel to E-Tron and was published in March 2016. Akshaj was able raise $500 on his Book Signing Event on the Big Day of Giving. He donated all proceeds to “Reading Partners, Sacramento“.
4th Novel “The Makeshifts” was published in March 2017 and he is donating proceeds to a local Non Profit “Stanford Settlement – Teen center” he had an Authors Table today at the Big day Of Giving at Camp Pollock.
Since the age of 10, Akshaj has been writing for children’s Magazine “Amazing- Kids” and California Kids.Many of his stories, articles and essays on various social causes like Cheating, LGBT issues in school, Dwarfism, Gold Rush Era, Cyber Bullying and Possibility of life on Mars have inspired kids in the community and school
Honors and Awards
Selected as the 2018 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by Association of Fundraising for Professionals California Capital Chapter
Akshaj was honored by American Red Cross as “Youth Hero of the Year” in 2017 at their 100 Years of Sacramento County Heroes Presentation
Akshaj was announced Hometown Hero for KFBK Radio because of his Charity work in April 2015
(http://kfbk.iheart.com/features/kfbks-hometown-heroes-1939/ ) He is the youngest to be nominated.
One of the recipient of 50 Bikes for 50 Kids 2017 by NNTMA! Bike recipients were nominated by local community members based upon a demonstration of the following characteristics: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
He was featured as an Inspiring kid by Kidaround Magazine in March 2015 and Sacramento Parent Magazine in February 2016 issue.
Recipient of Natomas Unified School District Award for exemplifying NUSD Vision in October 2016 and 2018.
Received Exceptional Youth Award at the N Factors award in April 2016 and 2018 in District 1 in Sacramento.
He has been involved in various Community Service activities like
Book Drives for Libraries and schools and Non Profits like Friends of Library and Reading Partners
Blanket Drives, Jacket Drive for St. Johns Shelter, Homeless and Make a Change Sacramento
Food Drive for Sacramento Food Bank and family services.
Park Clean ups.
Reads books to the kids in Library and Pre school and Book Stores