Mackenzie Ziegler's new book (courtesy Simon and Schuster)

Mackenzie Ziegler's Book Hits Stores Tomorrow

Mackenzie Ziegler was blessed with skillz. Between dancing, singing, and partnering with tween retail chain Justice to design her own line of activewear, Mackenzie continues to wow fans with her versatility and willingness to take on exciting new projects. And now the dancer is adding author to her list of side hustles.


Titled Mackenzie's Rules for Life: How to be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat, the book gives advice and tips on friends, family, fitness, personal style, and a whole lot more. Mackenzie hopes the experiences she shares in the book will help other teens cultivate the confidence to be themselves and follow their dreams. Readers will also get a glimpse at what it's like to grow up in the public eye and how that's influenced Mackenzie's perspective.

"I hope that by sharing my journey I can inspire young people everywhere to find a positive outlook, to be courageous with your dreams, and to always be yourself. We're in this together!" Mackenzie says.

The book hits bookshelves tomorrow, but you can also enter Dance Spirit's giveaway (tomorrow) to win a free copy.

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