From superstar athlete, record breaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist (and mama) Serena Williams, comes a magical picture book in which a little girl learns to believe in herself with the help of her doll and best friend, Qai Qai.
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."
Baby Girl has a dance recital coming up, and she can't help but worry. She's practiced and practiced, but what if something goes wrong? What if she forgets the steps or freezes up during her solo?
Luckily, her best friend Qai Qai the doll has her back! When Qai Qai comes to life, they go on a magical journey that shows Baby Girl that she's ready for the stage.
The Adventures of Qai Qai, a heartwarming picture book from beloved athlete Serena Williams, shows readers the power of believing - in your best friend and in yourself.
Serena Williams exemplifies courage, beauty, power, and style, overcoming insurmountable odds to win a staggering 23 career Grand Slams. Her remarkable tennis achievements, combined with her off-court success in business, philanthropy and fashion, make her one of the most recognizable icons in the world and a powerful voice for women. In 2020, Williams founded Serena Ventures, which focuses on investing in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity, and opportunity. As a mother and advocate for the power of imagination and representation, she created the Qai Qai doll for her daughter. The Adventures of Qai Qai is Serena's first book for children and shows all readers that good things can come, if you believe hard enough.
Yesenia Moises is an Afro-Latina illustrator and designer with a specialty in product design. Her work proudly portrays people of diverse backgrounds playing leading roles in fantasy adventures that are brimming with color. Yesenia is the author-illustrator of Stella's Stellar Hair and the illustrator of Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color .