Not Quite Snow White
Tameika's classmates think she's "not quite" right to play the princess in the school play. But she's perfect just the way she is!
Loving and Supportive Parents, Positive African American Representation, Imaginative Role Play, Emotional Read, Feel-Good Story, Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Topics and Themes:
Princesses, School Play, Acting, Body Positivity, Self-Worth, Bullying, Racism, Inclusion
A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love, Grace Byers's I Am Enough, and Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe.
Tameika is a girl who belongs on the stage. She loves to act, sing, and dance―and she's pretty good at it, too. So when her school announces their Snow White musical, Tameika auditions for the lead role.
But the other kids think she's "not quite" right to play the princess role. They whisper, they snicker, and they glare. Will Tameika let their harsh words shake her confidence and be her final curtain call? Or will she let her inner magic shine?
Not Quite Snow White is a delightful and inspiring picture book that highlights the importance of self-confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Tameika encourages us all to let our magic shine.