Essynce Moore

In honor of Black History Month, every day The Cardinal will feature a prominent and historical Black American, living or dead, who has worked toward change, advancement, and/or world peace. Some of them are heroes, and some are unsung heroes, who deserve recognition, and have made a contribution to society.

Essynce Moore

Jasmine Gonzalez, Senior Editor

17-year-old Essynce Moore wrote a book series entitled “Middle School Chronicles” that have become more and more popular with students and teachers. Moore’s books are mandatory for several school districts, including the Hillside School District in New Jersey and Charter Schools in Brooklyn, New York. Now, Essynce aspires to have her Middle School Chronicles book series in additional schools all across the globe in various countries as not only mandatory reading but a part of their curriculum.

In 2015, at the age of 13, Essynce published her first book, 6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where NO Secrets Are Kept.  The following year, she released, 7th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Oh Essynce, If Only You Could See the Future… and in 2017 released her third book in her “Middle School Chronicle” series, 8th Grade Middle School Chronicles: The Year That Changed Everything. Moore started releasing the series with the aim to help prepare younger students for middle school and how to deal with bullying, self-esteem, and dream-chasing through this critical phase of adolescence, handed down from a voice readers can relate to.

She was named by Black Enterprise as the Teenpreneur of the Year, and opened Essynce Couture Spa & Boutique in 2015 as an upscale oasis for children, tweens, and teens. The trendy spa will allow girls and boys to enjoy a liberating experience from services such as: hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, private birthday celebrations, and exclusive boutique shopping featuring the latest trends from Essynce Couture, and other designers.  Maintaining her mission to empower, Essynce Couture Spa & Boutique will also host workshops to teach children about the power of entrepreneurship, fashion, self-esteem, and real life experiences.