Named after the song “Last of the American Girls” off 21st Century Breakdown, the book is described as “an inspiring homage and handbook for the rebellious everywoman who refuses to capitulate,” according to a statement from their publisher. No further details are available at this time, but the book is being further billed as a celebration of “true rebel girls,” another song reference to the American Idiot track “She’s a Rebel.”
Caruso has worked with other musicians in the past; he illustrated Bruce Springsteen’s book Outlaw Pete and was the art director for Wilco’s “Dawned on Me” music video. Last of the American Girls will be Green Day’s first project since 2016’s Revolution Radio. The year prior, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Fall Out Boy.
In 2017, they released their second greatest hits compilation God’s Favorite Band which featured the new song “Back in the USA” along with a revamped version of Revolution Radio track “Ordinary World” that featured Miranda Lambert. On Instagram Live in December, Armstrong confirmed that he was writing new songs for Green Day though the band has yet to reveal immediate future plans.