Gabrielle Union Is Releasing Another Children's Book (& It's Inspired By Her Daughter)

Meghan Markle isn’t the only celebrity with a new children’s book on the way. Gabrielle Union is currently working on her second kids' book, which is hitting shelves on May 18.

Just one year after releasing her bestselling book, Welcome to the Party, (which was inspired by the arrival of her 2-year-old daughter, Kaavia James), Union and her hubby, Dwayne Wade, have co-written a second novel, Shady Baby. How fitting.

On Tuesday, the 48-year-old actress shared a sweet clip on her personal Instagram account teasing the picture book. “World watch out Link in bio to preorder #ShadyBaby, available 5/18,” she captioned the post.

According to a press release, Shady Baby celebrates “a powerful, funny and super-cute, Black girl character who always keeps it real.” Sounds like Kaavia to us.

“This is our first children's book we did together and we're so excited for the world to read Shady Baby,” the couple told People. "Inspired by our daughter, Kaavia James, we wanted to create a children's book that not only had a little Black girl as the main character but that also reflects the global community we live in. We hope to give the word 'shady' a more positive association and use it to represent one's moral compass to do the right thing and stand up for themselves and others. It's important that little Black girls and boys get to see themselves in these fairy tales and for children of other races to see us in leadership roles.”

We’re definitely adding this to our summer reading list.

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