Terri Lyne Carrington has published her first nonfiction children’s book called Three of a Kind.

The book is an illustrated poem that’s centred around the musical companionship between the members of the Allen Carrington Spalding Trio comprising drummer Carrington, pianist Geri Allen and bassist Esperanza Spalding.

The book was written by Carrington, a three-time Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master, and illustrated by Ramsess, a multimedia artist and curator. It’s published by Author House in collaboration with The Carr Center, the Detroit-based multidisciplinary arts organization where Carrington has served as artistic director since 2019.

Three of a Kind is described as a book for all ages that’s designed to inspire young women globally to play instruments.