Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora
Kahran Bethencourt (Author) Regis Bethencourt (Author)
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Includes a foreword by Salamishah TilletCROWNED by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt is a book designed to foster and encourage imagination, equipping young kings and queens with the creativity and ability to overcome any obstacles in their way. Filled with stunning photography, these magical tales of the diaspora bring to life past, present, and future visions of Black culture to create a society where all kids are created equal and feel empowered to move in the world as their true authentic self. Included in the collection: The Poisoned Apple Asha the Little Cinder Girl The Little Mermaid Sleeping Beauty Hansel and Gretel Little Red Riding Hood Anasi and the Three Trials Aku The Sun Maker How the Zebra Got His Stripes The Legend of Princess Yennenga John Henry, the Steel Driving Man The Cloud Princess
And more! This collection is a must-have for children and parents everywhere and is a joyous celebration of Black beauty and imagination.
St. Martin's Press
May 23, 2023
8.43 X 10.26 X 0.98 inches | 2.38 pounds
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About the Author
World renowned child photographers, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are a husband and wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. The pair gained global recognition with their AfroArt series which showcases the beauty and versatility of afro hair to empower kids of color around the world. The couple recently authored their New York Times best selling coffee table book, "Glory" which brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture. With more than thirteen years of working with hundreds of children, families and brands, they specialize in child and lifestyle photography while incorporating authentic visual storytelling. Their holistic approach to capturing one-of-a-kind moments has allowed their work to be featured on the Steve Harvey Show, The Real, BBC News, CNN, Teen Vogue, BET and more. They were recently named as Canon Explorers of Light.
Praise for GLORY:
"An exquisite pictorial love letter to Black children around the world." - Kirkus, starred review
"Seeing our beauty reflected in our children and having our children see their natural beauty be fully embraced is a gift to the race and a gift to the world. This transcendent work acknowledges the grace, and brilliance held in our black bodies." -- Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestseller "These are not just photographs, this is artistically, politically, and socially important work." -- Patrisse Khan-Cullors New York Times bestseller "They've made the capturing and the depiction of the beauty and the limitlessness of blackness their mission. Their edict." -- Damon Young, Founder of VerySmartBrothas.com