Actor and activist Alyssa Milano will be publishing her debut children’s book series with Scholastic!
Today, Entertainment Weekly announced that Scholastic will publish Hope, an empowering fiction series about an 11-year-old girl named Hope Roberts who seeks to create social change in her community. It will be illustrated by Eric S. Keyes, an animator and character designer on The Simpsons.
“As a mother, I can’t think of a more important time to let kids know that their voice matters. I’m so excited about my new character, Hope Roberts. She believes in dreaming big. She’s brave and strong and confident in her abilities—but she’s also a girl just trying to survive middle school. I’m thrilled to be working with Scholastic on this empowering book series and can’t wait for everyone to meet Hope,” said Alyssa Milano.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Alyssa Milano’s for years and I was so excited from the very moment she shared her idea and vision for HOPE—a series centered around a smart and passionate character who is ready to conquer the world,” said Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, Brands and Media, Scholastic. “Alyssa is such positive role model and I admire how she uses her voice and her platform to help those in need around the world, especially children. We at Scholastic are thrilled to share her inspiring and hopeful message to kids everywhere.”
Hope will be released on October 1, 2019. Click here to read the exclusive announcement by Entertainment Weekly.