Singer Amerie Unveils New Children's BookYou Will Do Great Things!

Taking to IG  on August, 9th, multitalented NY Times Best Seller and grammy nominated singer-songwriter Amerie known for hit singles  “Why Don’t We Fall in Love” and “1 Thing, has announced her debut picture book, You Will Do Great Things. via Macmillan Children’s/Roaring Brook Press. Featuring illustrations by Raissa Figueroa.

According to the book’s synopsis, You Will Do Great Things follows “a young boy’s imagination takes off as he gazes at family photos, whisking him off into unexplored worlds on a fantastical journey. Along the way, the boy tries exciting and bold new things, ventures into unexplored worlds, and forms deep connections with his multicultural heritage and the ancestors who imbue him with the strength and courage to make a difference.”

- Roaring Brook describes it as “a celebration of everything our little ones have yet to do: the great, the amazing, the strange, and the new.”

Amerie says, You Will Do Great Things is about the hopes and dreams we hold for our children, about the love and power they carry within them that is passed through generations, as well as the idea that, whether they be on large or small scales, children can and will accomplish great things.”

The multitalented singer and producer, now best-selling author, has traded in her songwriting pen for authorship by adding children's literature to her cord but it's not the first time. Amerie’s previous venture into the literary world was as editor of Because You Love To Hate Me, a 2017 YA story anthology published by Bloomsbury. The latest being her contribution to the upcoming novelCool. Awkward. Blacka young adult anthology by Viking Books/Penguin Young Readers to be released in January 2023.

Amerie is transforming her love of books and literature into an uplifting and inspiring “keepsake” children’s book.  The talented singer also runs a book club called ABC, Amerie’s Book Club. That focuses on “diverse and unique perspectives and voices.”

Amerie describes the book illustrated by Raissa Figueroa as “breathtakingly rich, poignant works of art” that helped bring her vision to life. “I wanted to ultimately convey… the very strong, very universal thing every parent who loves their child feels: that we will be forever by their side, cheering them on.”

The media outlet described the picture book as “a celebration of everything our little ones have yet to do and a lasting reminder that the loved ones in our lives will always be right there beside us — and in our hearts — cheering us on.”



This comes as good news for the black children's literacy world is getting richer. Just last month Ashanti unveiled the empowering ‘My Name is a Story book (as we reported here). Before that was Kelly Rowland  “Always With You, Always With Me

Amerie's book is available at those retailers MacmillenBarnesandnoblesChapters and Amazon 


Credit & Pics from: Amazon and Roaring book,@amerie instagram


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