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 princess role. But the other kids think she's "not quite" right to play the role. They whisper, they snicker, and they glare. Will Tameika let their harsh words be her final curtain call?
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. A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, great for fans of the classic Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, Tameika's story encourages us all to let our magic shine!
"When she overhears her peers gossiping ('She’s too tall.' 'She’s much too chubby.' 'And she’s too brown.'), Tameika’s strong will wavers. 'Maybe she was wrong for wanting to be this princess,' debut author Franklin writes. Enter Tameika’s parents, who give her the encouragement she needs ('You’re just enough of all the right stuff') to knock ’em dead at the audition.... It’s refreshing to see female confidence portrayed without a single 'aw, shucks' moment, and important to be reminded that there’s no one right way to be a princess." — Publishers Weekly
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|Jul 9, 2019