Not Quite Snow White

by Ashley Franklin

Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

On Sale: 02/09/2019



About the Book

A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer and the classic Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062798602
  • ISBN 10: 006279860X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 02/09/2019
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • Age: From 4 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture books


Ashley Franklin is an African-American Muslim writer, mother of two, and college professor. Ashley received her M.A. from the University of Delaware, which has given her the opportunity to teach and tutor online at the college level from home. While she loves singing (badly), dancing (offbeat), and acting (ridiculous), she'd much rather leave it to the professionals (fearless kids like Tameika). Ashley lives in Arkansas with her husband, Michael, and her own fearless kids, Bilal and Mikhail. You can learn more about Ashley on her blog,

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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. She also likes to dance and sing but, unlike little Tameika, suffers a great deal from stage fright. Ebony is the illustrator of Mommy's Khimar, written by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and the upcoming picture book biography Brave Ballerina by Michelle Meadows.

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