Ciara and Russell Wilson have announced that they will publish their first children’s book, Why not you, in spring 2022.
The Wilsons are a giving back celebrity couple who found a way to make a big impact with their Why Not You Foundation. The non-profit organization founded in 2014 is dedicated to “education, children’s health and the fight against poverty and empowers today’s youth to lead with a” why not you “attitude.”
The foundation’s title serves as the name for their upcoming children’s book, which corresponds to their desire to inspire and promote today’s youth.
Is published by Random House Books for Young Readers on March 1, 2022, Why not you? is written by Ciara and Russell with JaNay Brown Wood, and with illustrations by Jessica Gibson. The book is intended to “inspire young readers to see the value in themselves, to be courageous and to realize their greatest dreams!” The website gives a glimpse of the long line in the book, which is, “Why not you? Amazing you! You are a winner! You are so strong! You are perfect and important – you and all your gifts are part of it! “
The official synopsis reads: “In this picture-book debut, superstars Ciara and Russell Wilson encourage readers to make their dreams come true, no matter how outrageous they may seem. It’s a lyrical celebration of self-esteem, perseverance and daring to shoot for the stars. “
In a tweet promoting the book, Ciara wrote, “So excited to reveal that me and @DangeRussWilson wrote our first picture book! WHY NOT YOU? This book encourages children to believe in themselves! Beautiful illustrations by @Jessiedrawz, it will be on sale by @randomhousekids in March 2022. Pre-order now. “
The couple also shared a joint statement from People magazine.
“As the parents of three great children, we know the importance of sharing the gift of reading with children from an early age. We hope through this book not only to encourage reading by children around the world, but also to inspire them to pursue their dreams with a “why not you” attitude, ”the statement said.
Pre-order the book and learn more about the story on the official website here.
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