The legendary African American actress, Viola Davis has announced she’ll be releasing her book, ‘Corduroy Takes a Bow’ with characters based on one of a bestselling children’s book, Corduroy, released in 1968.
The beautiful actress shared this news via social media announcing that she would be writing for the iconic Corduroy Bear – a book made up of characters based on a best selling children’s book “Corduroy,” which was released in 1968.
Viola Davis will be releasing her perspective on the different characters on the 50th anniversary of the original book, September 4, 2018. The original book was one of the very few books the actress connected to as a child, with its main human character, teddy bear Corduroy’s friend, Lisa, was a black girl.
In an interview with People Magazine, Davis shares the inspiration behind this project, saying;
“When I was a little girl, it wasn’t often that I found myself reflected in the pages of a book. Corduroy was an exception, and I adored flipping through it. To be able to introduce a new generation, including my daughter, to this character that was so special to me in my childhood is an incredible honor.”