Grammy-nominated singer and bestselling author Amerie has announced her debut picture book, You Will Do Great Things.
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 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.”
“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,” expressed Amerie, who is also the founder of her own book club.
The illustrations by Raissa Figueroa, which Amerie describes 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 book is scheduled for release on March 28, 2023 and will be published through Macmillan Children’s/Roaring Brook Press.
Check out the video below to watch her make the special announcement.