Viola Davis writing new children's book

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October 11, 2017
Viola Davis

NEW YORK (AP):

The celebrated picture book 'Corduroy' will soon have a new sequel, written by an Oscar-winning actress: Viola Davis.

Viking Children's Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Davis is writing Corduroy Takes a Bow, which continues the story of the teddy bear made famous in Don Freeman's million-selling book.

Illustrated by Jody Wheeler, Corduroy Takes a Bow comes out September 11, 2018, marking the original book's 50th anniversary.

Freeman later wrote A Pocket for Corduroy, published in 1978, the year of his death.

Davis said in a statement that she had "special" memories of Corduroy as both a child and a parent.

The 52-year-old actress is known for films such as The Help and Fences and for the TV series How to Get Away With Murder.