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Dana Marcy
Apr 12th, 2005, 11:53 PM
Scholastic's 'Girls Hold Up This World' by actress Jada Pinkett Smith hits national best-seller list

NEW YORK, April 11 -- Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, announced today that Jada Pinkett Smith's first-ever children's book Girls Hold Up This World will debut at #2 in the New York Times children's best-seller list. The picture book, featuring empowering poems for girls written by Pinkett Smith, also includes photographs by Donyell Kennedy-McCullough. There are over 80,000 copies of the book in print.

In Girls Hold Up This World (Scholastic/Cartwheel; $16.95), celebrated actress and mother Jada Pinkett Smith lovingly captures the strength, unity, and beauty that live in girls. Ms. Pinkett Smith's powerful poetry combined with Donyell Kennedy-McCullough's exuberant photographs enhance the positive message of this inspiring new book.

Jada Pinkett Smith has appeared in many films, including Collateral, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Nutty Professor, and Ali. Ms. Pinkett Smith has also appeared in the popular TV series A Different World. Jada Pinkett Smith currently stars in the movie Madagascar as the voice of "Hippo" which will be out in theaters May 27th. She lives in California with her husband, Will Smith, and their children, Trey, Jaden, and Willow.

Donyell Kennedy-McCullough juggles multiple careers as a personal manager, producer, wife, mom, and self-taught photographer. She lives in California with her husband, Suli McCullough, and daughter, Kennedy-Rue.

Dana Marcy
Apr 12th, 2005, 11:55 PM
"We girls hold up this world as we build our self-esteem. We know that discipline will turn a princess into a queen."

Go Jada! This is definitely a must-buy for the women in my family. :)

PaulieM
Apr 13th, 2005, 02:08 AM
yay jada :D