Not satisfied with being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis releases her first books this Tuesday. The children’s picture books Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg and A Night Out with Mama are the product of a four book deal signed by Wallis in 2015.
Wallis in Annie / Via The Advocate
Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg is the first of Wallis’ three planned Shai Williams books, but her semi-autobiographical picture book is right on schedule. The ‘second [Shai] book is scheduled for release in January and a third has a release date yet to be announced,’ according to The Associated Press.
Quvenzhané Wallis’ mother, Qulyndreia, told The Associated Press that Quvenzhané’s co-author, Nancy Ohlin “helped her fine-tune her thoughts and put [her stories] together.”
— Quvenzhane’ Wallis (@IAMQUVENZHANE) May 9, 2017
The fourteen year old will be appearing in various locations throughout the US to promote her new venture and you can catch her making appearances from Monday to Wednesday around New York City, in Los Angeles on October 11th, and is New Orleans book festival on November 11th.
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