Ciara and Russell Wilson are expanding their charity brand by getting into children’s literature. The celebrity couple recently sat down with PEOPLE to talk about their new book, Why Not You?, and how they hope it will inspire their own kids.


“When Ciara and I first met, one of the first things we talked about is if we could do one thing, what would it be?”  Russell says of how the book came to be. “We talked about opening up a school. Well, we did that with the Why Not You Academy, and then we also talked about having a book, and so our goals and dreams are being accomplished as we speak.”

He adds that they’re excited to give their kids “sense of hope”.

“They love reading and I think Ciara is the queen of reading to our kids. I’m pretty good, but they always want mama to read the most.”

Adding, “We always thought that nothing was impossible, and we always tell them the same thing, so they were a part of our mindset and how we wanted to tell that story…. we want kids to have that inspiration and confidence to succeed,” Wilson explains of the book, which they are hoping to turn into a series.

Both Ciara and Russell Wilson took to Instagram on Tuesday (Mar. 1) to celebrate the book’s debut. “WHYNOTYOU? Is the attitude we want every child to have just like we did growing up! March 1 is the big date for everyone to have this book! @DangeRussWilson and I can’t wait for you and your families to share in this journey with us,” Ciara told her Instagram supporters.

Ciara and Russell are parents to 19-month-old son Win Harrison, daughter Sienna Princess, 4, as well as son Future Zahir, 7, whom Ciara shares with ex Future.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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