CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – They made fun of her drawings in middle school.

Now Canton’s Chynna Denny is a published author.

Her children’s book “ I Can’t, I Can’t… I CAN” is a positive spin on her own shyness as a child.

She tells Channel 5 she believes she was insecure because she’s biracial.

She wrote and illustrated the book, hoping to inspire other shy youngsters.

It’s available at Amazon.