Twelve-time Grammy winner and lead singer of multi-platinum selling group The White Stripes, Jack White, will release his first children’s book this fall titled WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS (Third Man Books; on-sale November 7, 2017). Based on lyrics from one of The Whites Stripes’ most enduring and loved songs.
Illustrated by Elinor Blake, animator on Ren & Stimpy and Pee Wee’s Playhouse, in the signature colors of The White Stripes—red, white, and black—WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS follows the adventures of the song’s protagonist, Suzy Lee, as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend. Fans of The White Stripes will delight in this new way of experiencing the song—and sharing it with their children—while a new generation of music and book lovers will be introduced to the beloved song and its whimsical evocation of the simplicity and nostalgia of childhood, for the first time.
WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS will be released with an audio recording of the original White Stripes song and new versions by singer/songwriter, April March (also known as Elinor Blake), and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers.