“Disney Publishing Worldwide will publish an advice book for tween girls written by Zendaya, star of the hit Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and Hollywood Records recording artist. In Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence, Zendaya will share frank and fun advice for navigating the tween years with all the tools needed to be happy and healthy.
Between U and Me will be published on August 6, 2013 under the Disney-Hyperion Books imprint and will include personal photos, candid anecdotes, recipes, playlists, doodles, and advice from Zendaya’s team of experts (Shake it Up! co-stars and stylists, and her mom and dad). The book was co-written with Sheryl Berk, who has collaborated with dozens of celebrities on their memoirs.
“The tween years can be really fun and exciting, but they can also be a tough time in a girl’s life,” says Zendaya. “You’re just finding your voice and personal style. There’s a lot of drama in relationships with other girls, parents, siblings, teachers, and boys. I hope this book will help girls through the tougher parts of the tween years and help them appreciate the fun parts.”
“Zendaya is an incredibly talented rising star,” says Wendy Lefkon, Editorial Director, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share her story and advice with her fans in this special way.””
About the Author
Zendaya, which means “to give thanks” in Shona (a Bantu language native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe), is a former fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy. Zendaya spent three years dancing with Future Shock Oakland, a hip hop dance troupe, and two years dancing hula with AHA, The Academy of Hawaiian Arts. She now resides in Los Angeles, California with her family and dog, a Schnauzer named Midnight. Her interests include singing, dancing and clothing design. She currently stars on the Disney Channel TV series Shake It Up. Recently, at 16,she became the youngest celebrity cast on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. She is also a singer with her current song Beat of my Drum playing on Radio Disney and available on iTunes.