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Mary J. Blige releasing new children’s book



Mary J. Blige has announced her debut children’s book.

The singer is releasing an inspirational new picture book, Mary Can!, in March 2023. The book, published by HarperCollins, is about a young girl who believes in herself and makes her dreams come true.

“I want kids to know that there are no limits to what they can accomplish,” Blige tells People. “My wish is for my nieces and nephews to feel they can achieve anything they imagine. Growing up, I was constantly told that my dreams were too big, too bold, and too far out of reach. I think we need to reinforce that nothing is impossible.”

She adds, “From start to finish, this book has been my own dream – starting from just the idea, to partnering with [illustrator] Ashleigh Corrin and Harper Collins who helped bring Mary Can! to life, to seeing the final and finished book – I couldn’t be more excited to share this with the younger generation.”

You can pre-order the book now at

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