Singer Ciara and her football star husband Russell Wilson have announced that they will be releasing a children’s book in spring in 2022 titled “Why Not You?”
According to the publishing house, “Why Not You?” is set to be published by Random House Books for Young Readers on March 1, 2022, written by Ciara and Russell with JaNay Brown-Wood and illustrated by Jessica Gibson.
The book is aspiring “to inspire young readers to see the value in themselves, be brave, and go after their biggest dreams!”
The book’s website gives a bit of insight into what readers will see, stating, “Why not you? Amazing you! You’re a winner! You’re so strong! You are perfect and important—you and all your gifts belong!”
The official synopsis stated, “In this picture book debut, superstars Ciara and Russell Wilson encourage readers to see themselves achieving their dreams, no matter how outrageous they may seem. It’s a lyrical celebration of self-esteem, perseverance, and daring to shoot for the stars.”
So excited to reveal that me and @DangeRussWilson wrote our 1st picture book! WHY NOT YOU?
This book encourages kids to believe in themselves! Beautiful illustrations by @Jessiedrawz, it will be on sale from @randomhousekids in March 2022. Pre-order now: https://t.co/W2zLHLP2O9 pic.twitter.com/C5oWfYddte
— Ciara (@ciara) September 29, 2021
In a tweet sharing about the book, Ciara wrote, “So excited to reveal that me and @DangeRussWilsonwrote our 1st picture book! WHY NOT YOU? This book encourages kids to believe in themselves! Beautiful illustrations by @Jessiedrawz will be on sale from @randomhousekids in March 2022. Pre-order now.”
The couple also talked about the book in a joint statement obtained by People Magazine.
“As parents to three amazing children, we know how important it is to share the gift of reading with kids at an early age. 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,” the statement read.
The couple is known for their love of philanthropy. Russel founded the Why Not You Foundation, which is a nonprofit “dedicated to education, children’s health and fighting poverty, empowering today’s youth to lead with a why not you attitude.”
The children’s book leads with the same concept as the foundation and is even named after it.