Book Deal for Laura Bush & Daughter Jenna
PW reports that HarperCollins has signed the First Lady and Jenna Bush to write a children's book (as yet untitled) about a boy who doesn't like to read (imagine!).
The happy authors say:
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with one of my favorite teachers, my daughter Jenna, to write a children's book," said Mrs. Bush, "and to have it illustrated by the wonderfully talented artist, Denise Brunkus."
"My mom has been my lifelong inspiration," added Jenna Bush, "sharing her love of reading and books with Barbara and me since we were little girls. I've taken that passion into the classroom. I hope this book will help kids realize the importance and fun that reading can add to their daily lives."