If I Were ... An Author

Carson, age 14, Davis, age 12, Colorado

Carson and Davis don’t read bedtime stories together anymore. They write them. These two brothers have self-published two books and have more in the works — and they donate 10 percent of the money they earn to Compassion.

If I Were a Worm … and If I Were a Fish … take young kids on the daily adventures of those animals. “We brainstorm before bed,” 14-year-old Carson says.

Carson and Davis wanted to use their books to help Compassion kids when they heard a college student speak about how Compassion helped him grow up in Africa. They hope their books encourage other people to sponsor kids too.

“We’ve learned how important Proverbs 31:8-9 is,” Carson says. “Especially the part that says, ‘defend the rights of the poor and needy.’”