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 the author of Not Quite Snow White; "Creative Fixes" from the anthology Once Upon an Eid; "Situationally Broke" from the anthology What We Didn't Expect; Better Together, Cinderella; The Masjid Kamal Loves; and more. Ashley received her master's degree in English literature from the University of Delaware. She is an adjunct college instructor and proud mom. Ashley currently resides in Arkansas with her family.

EBONY GLENN est une illustratrice dont les oeuvres incluent Mes petits souliers rouges et Flying High: The Story of Simone Biles. Elle vit à Atlanta.

Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta-based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical illustrations. With a passion for the arts and great storytelling, she aims to create art that brings more joy and magic into people's lives. Ebony is the illustrator of Mommy's Khimar, selected as a best book of the year by NPR, Not Quite Snow White, by Ashley Franklin, Beacon to Freedom: The Story of a Conductor on the Underground Railroad, by Jenna Glatzer, and the upcoming picture book biography Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows. You can visit her online at


"A beautifully illustrated story." -- Booklist

"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

"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