Abrams Children's Books announces new Questioneers picture book

Claire Coughlan
News - Children Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez will be out on US Election Day, 5 November

Abrams Children's Books is to publish on US election day, 5 November, Sofia Valdez, Future Prez, the latest Questioneers picture book from author Andrea Beaty (right) and UK-based illustrator David Roberts. The three Questioneers books to date (Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist) have more than 2.5 million copies in print worldwide. The new book will have a first printing of 500,000 copies.

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez is about a Mexican American second-grader at Blue River Creek Elementary School and her determination to create a park out of a landfill site.

Andrew Smith, senior vice president and publisher at Abrams Children's, said: "Since Ada Twist, Scientist's publication in 2016, readers everywhere have been eagerly waiting for a new Questioneer. We're thrilled that the wait is over! Sofia Valdez, Future Prez is an inspiring story about standing up for what you believe in, even if the odds are against you. We think that the millions of young readers who’ve been encouraged to "Read. Question. Think." will agree that Sofia Valdez deserves our vote in 2019!"

Beaty said: "I am so excited about this new adventure, Each Questioneer's story explores a theme based on the character's personality. Iggy explores passion; Rosie is about perseverance; Ada is about curiosity. Sofia's tale is about bravery and how each person has the power to make a difference. Including kids!"

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