<p>Quvenzhané Wallis Reads From Her New Children’s Book 'A Night Out With Mama'</p>


Actress Quvenzhané Wallis is taking on the literary world with her new children’s book, A Night Out with Mama

The actress, who also writes the Shai & Emmie series, stopped by ESSENCE to share an excerpt of her new book and discuss her future as an author.

“I wanted to put my story of the night at the Oscars into a book, because it’s something really important to me, especially at a young age, going at nine-years-old,” she explained. “When children read my books, I want them to get the happiness I felt Oscar night.”

Wallis received an Oscar nomination in 2013 for Beasts of the Southern Wild, becoming the youngest person to ever receive a Best Actress nomination. 

You can purchase A Night Out with Mama on Amazon and other major retailers.