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Local 9-year-old author publishes second book, donates to support cancer patients

Posted at 6:57 PM, May 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-07 20:29:45-04

TOWSON, Md. — He's just 9 years old and he's already written two books.

Orion Filippazzo released a graphic novel in August 2022 called "Super Caveman."

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On Saturday, he had a book release party in Rodgers Forge for his second novel: "Super Caveman: Future Frolic."

He wrote, illustrated, and digitally colored both books.

For his first book, he raised $1,000 for the HopeWell Cancer Support.

The organization is special to Orion because of his mom's cancer diagnosis.

"And with this book, we tried to do something a little different; what we decided to do was for every $8 that he raises, he'll be able to donate one of the books to a child either at a medical facility or a local support organization that is either undergoing cancer treatment or is someone affected by cancer just like Orion," said Joe Filippazzo.

Orion will be teaching a graphic novel writing class for kids next month at HopeWell Cancer Support, and his third book is already in the planning stages.

Click here to buy Orion's book.