US Senator Raphael G. Warnock will release a children’s book this fall, an illustrated story based on being one of 12 siblings.
Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Thursday that “Put on your shoes and get ready!” of Warnock. will be released on November 15.
“Growing up, my dad used to tell me and my siblings every day that we needed to put our shoes on and prepare for what was to come,” said Warnock, a Georgia Democrat who is running for office. , in a press release. . Whether it was church shoes on Sunday or basketball shoes for my brother, cheerleader shoes for my sister or marching band shoes for me, no matter what, we put on our shoes and go out into the world and make things happen.”
TeMika Grooms will provide illustrations for the book.
Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is Georgia’s first black senator. Her memoir “A Way Out of No Way” will be released next week. Georgian soccer great and Republican candidate Herschel Walker is challenging Warnock for his Senate seat on November 8.
Philomel Books has published children’s books by Vice President Kamala Harris, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Chelsea Clinton in recent years.