Here at The Root we’ve always loved, praised, and centered Black literature in the broader conversation. Each week host Maiysha Kai sits down with an author we love to talk about their work, what inspires them, and what they hope to contribute to the culture at large. Guests so far include Nikole Hannah Jones, Brittney Cooper, Stacey Abrams, Ibram X. Kendi, Ijeoma Oluo, Morgan Jerkins, and Claudia Rankine.
This week we're joined by power couple Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. The talented duo has written their first children's book together called Shady Baby about their youngest daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, and we had the honor of getting to talk to them about it. Listen to hear Gabrielle and Dwyane discuss the process of collaborating on the book, why they care so deeply about being able to be transparent with their fans, and what they hope kids and parents alike take away from Shady Baby.