Feel like you haven’t accomplished anything in your life? Well if you compare yourself to 12 year old Quvenzhané Wallis, you probably haven’t. The kid has starred in Beasts of the Southern Wild, 12 Years a Slave, and Annie. She’s been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the youngest person ever nominated no less. She’s also been nominated for a Golden Globe for Annie. And now, as if you didn’t feel inferior enough, she’ll be adding published author to her scarily impressive list of accomplishments.
The little over-achiever will be writing a series of four books based on her life. Yeah you read that right, she’s not sticking to a single book, she going to do four of them. One book will be a picture book that follows a young girl as she gets ready for an awards show (talk about writing what you know!) The other books will be chapter books aimed at the 6 and up crowd about a young girl with a flair for the dramatic. The books will be out during fall 2017 and summer 2018.
According to Quvenzhané:
“Reading is very important. It allows people to form a visual experience in their minds of what is going on in the story. I hope all readers enjoy using their imaginations along with me and take a journey into my books.”
Oh, in case you can’t pronounce her name (like me) here you go:
I suggest we all learn to pronounce her name before she takes over the world. Kwah-ven-zsa-nay, repeat as necessary.