The Smiths are always reinventing themselves and always adding to their every-growing list of accomplishments. Well, patriarch actor and father Will Smith is leading by example as he has now launched a new children’s book series—“Fresh Princess.” Partnering with HarperCollins Children’s Books, author Denene Millner, and illustrator Gladys Jose, Smith has nabbed a three-book deal with the mega publisher to revamp his Fresh Prince persona with a new twist, a young lady named Destiny.
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WOW! 🙂 I Love It! Thank you to author @mybrownbaby and illustrator @gladysjoseillustrates for capturing the colors, the style and most importantly the heart of The Fresh Prince. You have magically transposed it to empower and inspire the next generation. The Fresh Princess is available for preorder now! http://hc.com/freshprincess. Tag someone who needs this book for the Fresh Princess in their squad. To celebrate the release, I took four Fresh Princesses from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy to the Kids Choice Awards. These girls are the TRUTH! #freshprincess #kca
“I couldn’t be more excited that the character I played for so long could inspire such a fun and empowering book for kids everywhere,” Will Smith said in a statement. “I know all of my children would have loved Fresh Princess growing up, and being a father who raised a strong daughter I know how important it is to see that type of strength depicted in stories. It’s what Jada and I have always championed and shown our kids throughout their lives. I’m down to follow Destiny through her growth and adventures just as I had experienced the journey of the young ‘Will Smith’ as he danced, laughed, made mistakes, and created memorable moments on his road to becoming the Fresh Prince.”
In the book, Destiny is a strong-willed, energetic girl who embraces life with her own style. She moves to a new neighborhood and faces new challenges as she tries to adjust to her new surroundings and make new friends.
“Fresh Princess” is now available for purchase! Are you going to get your copy?!?