Meghan Markle Just Wrote Her First Children’s Book & It’s a Must Read

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The Duchess of Sussex has just authored her first children’s book! Random House Children’s Books has announced that Meghan Markle’s first book, The Bench, will publish on Jun. 8, 2021.

Detailing the special bond between father and son as seen through the eyes of a mother, The Bench is illustrated by Caldecott-winning and bestselling artist Christian Robinson. The Duchess took inspiration from her own husband and son in writing the tale.

photo: Random House Children’s Books

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, shared “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens. My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

You can pre-order The Bench on Amazon for $18.99, with a Jun. 8 delivery.

––Karly Wood



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