Critically-acclaimed young actress Quvenzhané Wallis will soon be adding another talent to her list of accomplishments. The 12-year-old Annie star recently inked a book deal with powerhouse publishers Simon & Schuster. As part of the deal, she’ll release 4 books in just over one year.
Wallis will pen a 3-part Judy Moody–inspired series with third-grader Shai Williams as the main character alongside another young “star in the making who has a flair for the dramatic … both onstage and off.”
The first book from the series will be released in January 2017, with the next parts coming out in 2017 and summer of 2018.
In addition to the series, Wallis will also author a picture book that’s loosely based on her life. The book will be about “spunky young heroine who is very much looking forward to a night out with her mom at an awards show.”