Dolly Parton created a charity 13 years ago to provide books to children and encourage literacy.
Now her first children's book, "I Am a Rainbow," will be featured in the philanthropy.
The 63-year-old Parton says working on projects for children gives her a chance to play and live a second childhood.
The book she wrote describes how colors can be used to explain emotions children have.
Parton had no say in the book's selection for her charity, Imagination Library. A committee of teachers, child development experts and parents picks the books supplied to 1,000 communities in 47 states, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Proceeds from the sale of Parton's book will benefit the charity.