Jennifer Lopez’s 12-Year-Old Daughter, Emme, Just Published Her First Children’s Book

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Emme Muñiz is one impressive pre-teen. 

Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony's 12-year-old daughter just published her first children's book. Titled Lord Help Me, it's described in a press release as "an inspirational story that shares the everyday power of mindfulness through prayer."

Featuring illustrations by Brenda Figueroa, the book is available starting today in English and Spanish. Lord Help Me was apparently inspired by Muñiz's personal experiences with prayer. After learning about endangered and threatened wildlife in school, she prayed for help. "In school, I learned about sloths and how they're facing extinction so I began to pray for them in my nightly prayers," Muñiz said in the release. "I wrote this book to help raise money to save sloths while also teaching other children how we can pray and ask for help, two things that bring me a lot of comfort."

In her author's note, Muñiz writes, "I first wrote this book for myself; however, I quickly felt the peace that comes from praying to Jesus about everything that is in my heart. He is more than qualified to handle our wildest dreams and greatest struggles. We can trust Him, even with impossible things. This realization was too profound to keep to myself, so I wanted to publish this book to share my prayers with the world." 

Back in May, mom Jennifer wrote in an Instagram post announcing the book, "So proud of my lil coconut Emme, as she shares her own daily prayers in her very first book LORD HELP ME! This book will offer families a way to embrace the peace and power of everyday faith." 

Major congratulations, Emme!

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