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Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2020, 59, bw, feb, picture-book, poc

When my daughter was in 11th grade, her school put on a production of Beauty & the Beast. Being helpful (or so she thought), the drama teacher said before auditions, "And to my blonde girls, don't worry! We have a brunette wig!" My daughter said then that she knew there was no way she would get the part.

So, basically, this book is for any Black (or brown) girl who has been written and then writes herself out of consideration for a part before she even auditions because of what she already knows about who traditionally gets to be seen.

Ebony Glenn's illustrations are adorable, and Ashley Franklin's story is honest and ultimately empowering.

I left this book on the couch and my daughter's 20-year-old friend read and loved it, even looking for it again when she came back. So it also has that going for it.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
February 24, 2020 – Finished Reading
March 18, 2020 – Shelved
March 18, 2020 – Shelved as: 59
March 18, 2020 – Shelved as: 2020
March 18, 2020 – Shelved as: bw
March 18, 2020 – Shelved as: feb
March 18, 2020 – Shelved as: picture-book
March 18, 2020 – Shelved as: poc

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