Debut Picture Book by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex Releases June 8

Debut Picture Book by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex Releases June 8

The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes.

We Are LIT / New Releases / Published: June 7, 2021

In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.

Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Duchess’s debut children’s book gives us a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and comfort and nurture.

Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father’s love through a mother’s eyes.



This is your bench
Where you’ll witness great joy.
From here you will rest
See the growth of our boy.

With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.