Jessica alba continues to expand its empire.
The founder of The Honest Company is doing her part to teaching children about empathy and the importance of giving back with his next children’s book, A bear to share.
Alba co-authored the picture book with Baby2Baby co-CEOs Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, with illustrations by Alicia Mas. A bear to share will be published by HarperCollins Publishers on October 26.
“Our mission with Baby2Baby is to provide basic necessities to families in need and fostering empathy and compassion in parents and children is more important than ever,” said the actress. PEOPLE in a report. “This book will help spread Baby2Baby’s message of giving back and raising awareness for the important cause of providing children with the essentials they deserve.”
This isn’t the first time Jessica Alba has partnered with the nonprofit, which has provided more than 175 million needed items like clothing and diapers to children in need. She is also an Ambassador for Baby2Baby and has participated in fundraising and holiday distribution events over the years.
Now, as they work together again, the three women want to teach children about acts of service.
In A bear to share, a little girl named Tiana is torn after receiving a new teddy bear to replace her old, slightly worn teddy bear.
“Will Tiana have to lose the one bear she really loves?” Or will she find room in his heart for two?“, We read in the press release. “The young protagonist learns the importance of letting go and giving back to others in need.”
“We are so proud to finally share our first children’s book that supports Baby2Baby”, Sawyer Patricof and Weinstein tell PEOPLE in a joint statement. “A bear to share embodies Baby2Baby’s mission and teaches children the importance of giving back to those in need, regardless of their age. We hope Tiana and this book inspire readers to help children in their own communities by giving back in any way they can.