Written by the stars: assessing the unlikely celebrity authors of children’s books

As John Cena and Lupita Nyong’o ink deals to write kids literature, they join a surprisingly long list of celebrities trying to appeal to a younger audience

John Cena is a man of many talents. He can wrestle. He can rap. He can play the piano. He can do the voice of cartoon bulls. And now, inevitably, he can write. Cena’s first children’s book – Elbow Grease, a story about a plucky monster truck – will be published by Random House in October.

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