Watch as The Kills’ Alison Mosshart narrates children’s story she wrote for charity book

The book also boasts contributions from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Tom Waits and Nick Cave

The Kills’ Alison Mosshart has contributed a children’s story for a new charity book that aims to benefit children’s literacy.

‘Stories for Ways & Means’ is a new book of “grown up” children’s tales created by contributors Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Frank Black of Pixies, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Kathleen Hanna, and Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz.

The book is the brainchild of Jeff Antebi, founder of Waxploitation. You can hear Alison Mosshart narrate her story below, via Consequence of Sound.


All proceeds of the book will benefit nonprofits like Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, and 826 National, all of which fight to improve children’s literacy around the world.

Titled ‘Wishing Well Fountain’, Mosshart’s story speaks of a big, lit up city, where animals roam the sidewalks alongside humans. The illustrations have been created by Dan Baldwin.

The Kills have also been announced for Nos Alive 2017. “We love Portugal so we already planned another trip back,” say the band in a statement. “We are very excited to see you all there, so come along.”

The Kills will be performing on the Palco Nos stage on July 7.