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Ashanti Gears Up to Release Her New Children’s Book, ‘My Name Is A Story’



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The “Always On Time” singer Ashanti will be releasing a children’s book in July. My Name Is A Story is the title of her picture book. According to Ashanti the book was inspired by her childhood experiences. She faced bullying because her name was different. Over time Ashanti learned to love her name.

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Her Instagram followers first got the news back in March. Ashanti posted a picture of the book on Instagram for her followers to see. She let everyone know when the book will hit bookstores. Make sure to grab a copy.

“I’m so excited to share the news that my debut picture book MY NAME IS A STORY comes out on July 19th!” -Ashanti(Instagram)

Ashanti moved the release date for My Name Is A Story forward. It goes on sale July 12. Buy the book on pre-sale and it comes with a signed bookplate from Ashanti.

Ashanti’s Childhood Inspired Book

Ashanti also says why she wrote the book.

“Inspired by my own experiences, I wrote this book to remind children that every name is special and deserves to be honored and celebrated.” Ashanti (Instagram)

Harper Collins Publishers is publishing the book.

“First days aren’t easy for a girl with a name like Ashanti. It feels like no one can pronounce it correctly! But with some encouragement from her mom, Ashanti spells her name and learns just how special it is.”

Ashanti wants every child to know that their name is special. My Name Is A Story was made with children struggling to love their name. Ashanti wants children to be proud of their name.

Monica Mikai illustrated My Name Is A Story. The 40 page book is for those four to eight years old. Buy the hard copy while it is currently on sale for $15.99.

Ashanti Signs My Name Is A Story

Check out Ashanti signing copies of My Name Is A Story at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.


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