Esther Okade, a 10 year old British-Nigerian living in Walsall, has recently enrolled the The Open University. A UK based distance learning college, she recently received a 100% on a recent exam. She's seriously already at the top of her class. She claims math is "super easy" and that "my mom taught me in a nice way." She wants to complete the course in two years and get a PhD in Financial Math by the time she's 13. She dreams of having a bank by the time she's 15, because she loves people and believes banks are a great way to help people. In fact, she wanted to start college when she was 7, but her mom said she was entirely too young, and to take it slow. Yeah, seriously. When I was seven I was just learning multiplication and monkey bars. She took the British Math GSCE Exam, and got an A at the age of 7. When she was younger, she wanted to start school at the age of 3. Her mother began homeschooling her, since school isn't required in Britain until age 5. She was outraged that she was never allowed to talk in school. Her mom began teaching her simple number skills, and by the age of 4 she had moved to algebra and quadratic equations. In addition, he little brother, Isaiah, will be sitting his first A Level Exam in June. He's 6. Esther is also writing a series of books for children called "Yummy Yummy Algebra" to teach others math, because "I want to show other children that they are special too. As long as you can add or subtract, you'll be able to do it." I was going to comment this on Isabel's about Children and Race, because it reminded me of this article from CNN. At age 15, I had achieved a permit; Ester wants to own a bank. I think she's a perfect inspiration for African- American students world-wide. She's one of the most incredible kids I've read about. Go Esther! I'll be buying your book because you're better at Math than I'll ever be.