The Oscar-nominated star, known for her roles in iconic films like Hidden Figures and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is expanding her literary repertoire with this empowering tale aimed at inspiring kindness and resilience in children.
“I hope my children’s book, YOU CAN BE A FRIEND (NO MATTER WHAT!) helps so many kids and parents. Keep an eye on my socials in the coming weeks for more exciting book-related things!” she posted on Instagram.
Megan Dobson, Vice President and Publisher of Zonderkidz, said the book is important in fostering empathy and social skills among children.
“Our hope is that this will become a conversation-starter about mental wellness, an important lesson in friendship and handling tough social situations, and a testament to the importance of standing proud in one’s own uniqueness,” People quotes Dobson.
You Can Be a Good Friend (No Matter What!) promises to spark meaningful discussions in homes and classrooms, addressing themes of acceptance, empathy, and self-confidence.