Lin-Manuel Miranda turning tweets into picture book


Actor/musician Lin-Manuel Miranda is adding author to his resume with the launch of an inspiring new picture book.

The Hamilton creator and former star has teamed up with illustrator Jonny Sun to share the daily “affirmations” he typically posts on Twitter in print, in the hopes of boosting the confidence of young people.

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You, which publishers at Random House have described as “a touchstone for anyone looking for a lift”, will hit retailers this autumn.

Lin-Manuel took to social media to share the news of the book’s release with fans, as he credited his followers with helping to turn the proposed project into a reality.

“Gmorning! A bit of news – At YOUR request, we made a book of the Gmornings & Gnights!,” he wrote on Tuesday (17Jul18). “Illustrations by @jonnysun! Available October 23! We love you!”

Part of the book’s proceeds will be donated to literacy and education organisations, among other good causes.