The author tells Newsweek that "life is almost always troublesome, which is why it is important to look at literature more often and one's phone less often."
The first lady, press secretary and attorney general all read children's books to an audience at the Easter Egg Roll.
Salaam Reads will publish titles ranging from picture books to young adult fiction starting in 2017.
The 72-year-old author missed killing off teenagers too much to stop forever.
The book is titled 'What Pet Should I Get' and was discovered by the late author's widow.
Forthcoming 2015 production will also star Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johanssen, Lupita Nyong'o and Sir Ben Kingsley
The Tactile Picture Book Project is developing tactile books allowing blind children to follow along text with raised images