The “Best Shot” singer is sharing a message with children about the power of their voices with his debut children’s book, My Voice Is a Trumpet, set for release next year.
The book encourages young readers to speak up for what they believe, a lesson Jimmie aims to instill in his own children, six-year-old son Aadyn and six-month-old daughter Naomi.
The book features a cast of diverse young characters who find confidence in themselves and see the good in the world around them.
He told People Magazine, “It’s very important to me that kids learn at a young age that they have a voice, and that it is powerful. It is up to us as adults to teach them to use their voice to encourage and show love,” Allen said. “Being a father of two kids, I try to encourage them to be themselves and love everyone around them. I’m hoping this book inspires at least one child and they always remember their voice is a trumpet.”
My Voice Is a Trumpet will be released via Flamingo Books on July 13.