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Viola Davis Writes Sequel to Classic Children Book ‘Corduroy’

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Cover of Viola Davis's first book, "Curduroy Takes A Bow."

What can’t Viola Davis do?

The Academy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress will soon add author to her ranks as she has announced she’s writing a sequel to the children’s book called Corduroy Takes a Bow, revealed People Magazine.

Corduroy Takes a Bow is a continuation of Corduroy by Don Freeman, which was published in 1968 and was a source of inspiration for Davis when she was a child.

“When I was a little girl, it wasn’t often that I found myself reflected in the pages of a book,” she told PEOPLE in a statement. “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.”

The first book told the story of a teddy bear in search of a missing button and in Take a Bow the lovable teddy bear will be going to the theater for the first time.

The follow-up will be released on Sept. 4, 2018, and coincides with the 50th-anniversary release of Corduroy.


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