NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Grammy-winning pop star Ciara and Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson comes a picture book to inspire young readers to see the value in themselves, be brave, and go after their biggest dreams! Why not you? Amazing you! You’re a winner! You’re so strong! You are perfect and important—you and all your gifts belong!
We all have big dreams! Sometimes it’s hard to imagine our big dreams coming true. But what if someone saw all the amazing and spectacular parts of us—our winning smiles, our fancy feet, our warm hearts—and asked, “Why not you?”
Whether it’s becoming a football player or a pop star or the president or a scientist: Why not you?
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.
March 1, 2022
Preschool - 3
Lexile: AD500L | Fountas/Pinnell: L
CIARA and RUSSELL WILSON
are activists, philanthropists, and parents of three wonderful children. Ciara is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, dancer, model, and actress. Russell is an American football quarterback and has been to eight Pro Bowls, started in two Super Bowls, and won Super Bowl XLVIII. Together, the Wilsons lead the Why Not You Foundation, an organization dedicated to motivating, empowering, and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. Find Ciara and Russell on Instagram and Twitter at @Ciara and at @dangerusswilson. Jessica Gibson
is an illustrator from Detroit who has loved drawing since she was a little girl. A love for animals, traveling, and reading has always inspired her and led to a career illustrating children’s books. Jessica illustrates picture books, spot pieces, packaging design, and surface patterns, all of which she hopes capture her sense of fun. Find Jessica on Instagram and Twitter at @jessiedrawz and online at jessicamgibson.com.
★ "This brightly colored, digitally illustrated picture book is a valuable reminder that all children are special and have what it takes to achieve their dreams ... A great read-aloud
." —School Library Journal
, starred review
"An invitation to children to take on challenges and celebrate themselves as they follow their dreams ... An enthusiastic and inspiring clarion call
to young dreamers." —Kirkus Reviews