A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer and the classic Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.
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. Tameika encourages us all to let our magic shine.
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A young girl who loves to sing, dance, and act decides to try out for the role of Snow White. While her personality is dynamic, she's not a prima donna. As she waits to audition, she helps her friends get ready and manage nerves. But, when she overhears kids whispering - "She's too tall." "She's much too chubby." "And She's too brown." - her confidence falters. As she absorbs these insults, her entire demeanor changes. This transformation is heart breaking. A masterful job of text and illustration inviting empathy from the readers. Her parents notice the change and their acceptance and encouragement plant a seed that she can chose to nurture. Ebony Glenn's digital illustrations are bold, expressive, and powerful. A great affirmation to be the best YOU that you can possibly be, imperfect and gloriously unique.