Allen set to publish children's book
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
– Jimmie Allen will publish his debut picture book, "My Voice is a Trumpet," in July 2021.
The book will be published on July 13, 2021 by Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson, the book is a story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age.
"It's very important to me that kids learn at a young age that they have a voice and that it is powerful. It is up to us as adults to teach them to use their voice to encourage and show love," said Allen. "Being a father of two kids, I try to encourage them to be themselves and love everyone around them. I'm hoping this book inspires at least one child and they always remember their voice is a trumpet."
"I was inspired by an interview Jimmie gave in the wake of the protests against police brutality in summer of 2020 and knew he would be the perfect author for a children's book," said Margaret Anastas, who will edit the book. "My Voice Is a Trumpet is a gentle call to action and a reminder that there's never a wrong time to use your voice."
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