With a recent announcement that she will again run for the office of the governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams releases a children’s book before embarking on that run to political office.
Abrams headed over to Twitter to let her followers know that she had recently released Stacey’s Extraordinary Words.
Tomorrow, my debut picture book, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words, will be available in-stores & online.
I hope you will enjoy this tale of perseverance, share it with the children in your life, and remind them of the power of their words. Order your copy: https://t.co/fSrK9GMtvI. pic.twitter.com/4S0kIUkPmT
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 27, 2021
The children’s book, which was released on Tuesday, can be purchased here.
According to the website where the book can be bought, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words is about a little girl named Stacey “who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard.” Her teacher decides to have her compete in a local spelling bee and it doesn’t garner the excitement she thought it would if she entered the contest. By entering the spelling bee, “Stacey will learn that win or lose . . . her words are powerful, and sometimes perseverance is the most important word of all.”
In an interview with Essence, Abrams reveals that the teacher in the book is tailored after her elementary school teacher, Mrs. Blakeslee. Although she hasn’t spoken to the teacher in 40 years, she “would tell her thank you” and she appreciated “so much how kind she was to me.”
Three years ago, Abrams narrowly lost to current Governor Brian Kemp amid voting suppression rumors. She announced earlier this month that she will make a second run for the governor’s mansion.
Abrams went from being relatively unknown outside Georgia to becoming one of the most recognizable Black women in politics outside of Vice President Kamala Harris. After losing the 2018 gubernatorial race, Abrams started Fair Fight, a group promoting fair elections around the country, encouraging voter participation in elections, and educating voters about elections and their voting rights.