Viola Davis' First Children's Book Was Inspired by Corduroy's African-American Character

During Viola Davis’s painful childhood, she found few books that connected to her life. An exception was the bestselling picture book Corduroy by Don Freeman, which caught national attention at the time of its publication in 1968, because the teddy bear’s friend, Lisa, is African-American. The book so touched the Oscar winner that it inspired her to write a continuation of the story, Corduroy Takes A Bow. 

“When I was a little girl, it wasn’t often that I found myself reflected in the pages of a book,” the 52-year-old star of How To Get Away with...

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By: - Tuesday, 13 March

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