Serena Williams has put down her tennis racket and picked up a pen, authoring a heartwarming children's picture book called The Adventures of Qai Qai.
You know Qai Qai, right?
Qai Qai (pronounced Quay Quay) began her rise to fame in 2018 as the BFF of Serena's daughter, Olympia. The two were photographed together frequently and Olympia's tech-savvy parents made the doll a social media darling. Qai Qai's TikTok account boasts nearly 4 million followers.
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As you'd expect from Serena, The Adventures of Qai Qai more than lives up to the hype. It's a magical picture book in which a little girl learns to believe in herself with the help of her doll and best friend.
"The Adventures of Qai Qai is all about that you can do anything," Serena told Jimmy Fallon on a recent Tonight Show appearance.
That makes Serena the perfect author for a book like The Adventures of Qai Qai. After all, the superstar athlete, record breaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist (and mama) has repeatedly shown the whole world that you can do anything you set your mind to.
“Don’t be scared, Best Friend! I’m right here with you, always!”
“But what if I’m not good enough?”
“Girl!” Qai Qai answered. “You’re already good enough when you walk in the door! Come on, let me show you.”
What reviewers are saying about The Adventures of Qai Qai:
"Williams’ celebrity and Qai Qai’s following will attract readers to this lively, encouraging tale of self-belief and friendship. ... the vivid, fluid digital art effectively brings to life a story infused with magic and movement. An upbeat, energetic reminder that all children need support to help them learn to believe in themselves." ―Kirkus
“The friendship between Qai Qai and a little girl will show the importance of the power of imagination and believing in oneself.” —Oprah Daily