Q & A
It’s not every 6-year-old who gets to write her own book. But Camera Ashe, daughter of the late tennis star Arthur Ashe, wrote the text for Daddy and Me (her mother, photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, took the pictures). Below, Camera talks about the writing life. Q: How do you make a book? A: That’s a hard question. You need paper and pictures. And you have to know what color the book is going to be: black-and-white, or just color. Q: Where did you come up with the idea to write this story? A: At the dinner table. Q: What was your favorite part about writing the book? A: Reading it. And that it was about my daddy and me. Q: What was the hardest part about writing it? A: It’s hard to find the words. You had to figure out if you wanted to say ”play” or ”AIDS” or ”pink” or ”yellow” or ”stomachache.” Q: Would you like to write another book? A: Yes, called Mommy and Me. It would be the same as Daddy and Me, only it wouldn’t say daddy.