GREENSBORO, N.C. — A local author is giving away free books to help young girls with their identity.

Lakisha Tucker published her first book 'I Just Want to be Me,' in 2017. She's using social media to give away the book, along with others, in an effort to help her community.

“We feel it's important to be able to give back to the community," Tucker said. "To make sure that in a pandemic where people are struggling, that they still have something to look forward to.”

Tucker plans to release a new book in February. All of her books can be purchased on

For book reading or speaking engagements, Tucker can be reached via email at