Russell Wilson and Ciara have written a children’s book together. Why Not You? will be published by Random House Books on March 1, 2022. The couple wants to motivate kids to “dream big”, just like they did when they were younger. The book asks kids questions such as “Why can’t you change the world”, ” Why can’t you tell your story”, and “Why can’t you be the star?”
“As parents to three amazing children, we know how important it is to share the gift of reading with kids at an early age,” the couple said in a joint statement in a press release. “Through this book, we hope to not only encourage kids worldwide to read but also inspire them to pursue their dreams with a ‘Why Not You’ attitude. We’ve been so grateful to the team at Random House for making this project, a dream of ours, a reality.”
Ciara and Russell started this project back in 2014. The children’s book will be their first debut as writers.
The book is named after their nonprofit organization, the Why Not You Foundation. Founded in 2014, the nonprofit aims to fight poverty for youth and focuses on education and health.
Earlier this year, the couple officially opened a charter school in the state of Washington by the same name, Why Not You Academy, in June.
2022 release date
The book will have 32 pages and illustrations provided by freelance illustrator, Jessica Gibson, who specializes in children’s illustrations.
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