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10 Books in 10 Days - Day 5

As we head into February, Black History Month & Aspenne's birth month - we decided it would be a great time to feature some of the great titles we're reading!

On Day 5, we're reading:

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Book Summary:

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.

Our Thoughts:

We love Tameika and all her confidence and talent; we really didn't like how the other students questioned her ability to be Snow White because of her appearance, so superficial. Thankfully, Tameika didn't let what those students think affect her for too long and her parents were there to remind her of who she is and all of her talents. Aspenne loves the illustrations in Not Quite Snow White and the message, I love. Not Quite Snow White will forever be on our shelves and we'll be sure to pull it out from time to time.

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