I don’t know any black parent who doesn’t struggle to find books with characters that their child can relate to. So that’s why when I came across the book I am Truly. I snapped it up. I picked it purely on instinct. I looked at the cover and saw a little black girl and thought, that looks like my girl…I am getting this book. It was that basic. Never could I have imagined that the words on the inside would be just as striking, just as powerful, just as inspiring as the picture on the front cover.
I am Truly, ‘truly’ is one of my favorite books. I actually enjoy reading it…(I am not trying to skip pages on this one).
So that’s why I was so excited to speak to the author of the Princess Truly series, Kelly Greenawalt on this episode of the Woke Mommy Chatter Podcast.
We talk about how the book came to be, why she wrote it, how kids react when she reads it to them in school and we touch on her busy life as a mom of six children.
In the Episode 8 of the Woke Mommy Chatter podcast, Kelly and I will continue our conversation and talk Transracial adoption.
Visit Kelly’s website to find out how you can order your Princess Truly book and you can also follow her Facebook page. You can also check out Amariah’s website and see more f her beautiful illustrations.
Listen now and Subscribe to the Woke Mommy Chatter podcast anywhere you get your podcasts.
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For a long time, I couldn’t quite place my finger on what exactly bothered me about seeing a non-black women rocking cornrows or faux fros or… bantu knots. But watching my daughter out of the side of my eye, trying to twist her doll’s hair while I casually perused my Facebook feed, it hit me. There ― for what seemed like the umpteenth time ― was a Kardashian, appropriating a black hair style as her own.Customizer.