Earlier this week, the 16-year-old actress/singer/dancer announced her book deal with Disney Publishing Worldwide, starting with her first novel, Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence. She says, “The tween years can be really fun and exciting, but they can also be a tough time in a girl’s life. You’re just finding your voice and personal style. There’s a lot of drama in relationships with other girls, parents, siblings, teachers, and boys… I hope this book will help girls through the tougher parts of the tween years and help them appreciate the fun parts.”
Although her statement’s new, she’s actually been involved with this project for some time:
FYI guys: I actually signed this book deal over a year ago…I worked on the book all summer and fall…& it hits the shelves on August 6th!
— Zendaya Coleman (@Zendaya) May 16, 2013
She’s in good company in this undertaking as SIU! co-star/BFF Bella Thorne struck a book deal of her own last month with Autumn Falls, a YA series based on the life of a 14-year-old girl whose life is transformed after an encounter with magic.
What do you think of Zendaya’s latest move? Will you pick up Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence when it hits store shelves? Share your thoughts in the comments below!