7-Year-Old Girl Writes Book Teaching Princesses Come in All Colors
Little Morgan E. Taylor may only be 7-years-old, but that was plenty old enough for her to realize that there was a severe lack of diverse representation in the princesses in her storybooks.
The want and need for Morgan and other little girls to see themselves represented as royalty was the motivation behind she and her father, G. Todd Taylor, writing the book. “Every little girl should believe she’s a princess,” said Morgan. She was inspired to write it after a conversation she had with her father, telling him she didn’t feel like she was a real princess.
“Research shows that diversity in literacy increases the educational success of minority children. This book excites, ignites, and educates young readers. We wanted to inform and build self-esteem,” explained her father, a former educator, to WFMY2 News.
Since its publication, Morgan has had the chance to read her book at the International Civil Rights Center, where she also signed autographs for other children who were excited to learn more about the beautiful queens and princesses of color from around the world.
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