Not Quite Snow White

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10.2 X 10.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Ashley Franklin is a professional chaser--of ideas, dreams, and, most often, her kids. She is the author of Not Quite Snow White and a contributor to Once Upon an Eid, a collection of brilliant Muslim voices and stories. Ashley lives in Arkansas with her husband, Michael, and her children, Bilal and Mikhail. You can visit her online at

Ebony Glenn is a children's book illustrator whose whimsical and expressive imagery can be found in Mommy's Khimar and Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins, among others. Passionate for the arts and great storytelling, she enjoys creating whimsical imagery for picture books to provide rich literary experiences for young readers. Ebony lives in the outskirts of Atlanta with her family.


"Using language which encourages hope, body positivity, and self-worth, Franklin weaves together a story which can be used by parents, librarians, teachers, and reading specialists to discuss overcoming discrimination."--Booklist
"Buoyant digital illustrations in candy colors reflect Tameika's outgoing personality."--Booklist
"By the end, I was cheering and tearing up with joy for Princess Tameika!"--Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, author of Mommy's Khimar
"Franklin's sensitive treatment of this young girl's story, along with Ebony Glenn's bright but soft illustrations, encourages us to root for a new kind of princess while opening much-needed conversations."--Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, author of Mommy's Khimar
"A feel-good picture book and a great reminder that classic princess roles can be reimagined to embrace inclusion, diversity, and body positivity."--Kirkus Reviews
"Glenn's playful, animation-inspired digital art will enchant readers as it immerses them in Tameika's vivid imagination."--Kirkus Reviews
"For kids who like to imagine themselves being anything they want to be, it is reassuring to be reminded that it's not exterior looks that matter but the princess within."--Kirkus Reviews
"...[a] beautifully illustrated story."--Booklist
"With earnestness and plenty of heart, the creators adroitly make the girl's problem feel less overwhelming, smartly emphasizing her passion and empowerment."--Publishers Weekly
"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