Naevia was born prematurely and has to have special accommodation at school to sit close to the teacher so she can see, even while wearing her special glasses. “She was born at 3 pounds, 2 ounces at 30 weeks unexpectedly in a snowstorm,” her mother, Parris Elliott-Thompson, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia. According to wtop.com, "She said that Naevia, who will soon turn 8, has retina of prematurity, which means her eyesight will never be 20/20 without correction. The National Eye Institute says the condition happens when abnormal blood vessels grow and spread throughout the retina and cause scarring and retinal detachment. Elliott-Thompson said one day her daughter was drawing and asked her mom, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I had magic glasses?" As per wtop.com, "From there, the mother-daughter author team took off. Elliott-Thompson started putting together “Naevia’s Magic Glasses” and it grew into a series of six short-chapter books around 100 pages each, and it all comes from Naevia. “She told me what she wanted, and I wrote it,” Elliott-Thompson said. Now, Elliott-Thompson said, the books will be distributed to Alexandria City Public School libraries first and then may end up in other bookstores and libraries from there."