Real Princesses Change The World Storytime with Carrie Pearson

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 11:00am

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Join us with your little one for a storytime that challenges standard notions of what a princess is and shares how they are changing the world with Michigan author Carrie A. Pearson!

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About the Book
Real Princesses Change the World is an inspirational and diverse picture book profiling 11 contemporary real-life princesses and 4 heirs apparent from all around the world.

There are so many ideas of what princesses are: Princesses are sweet, beautiful, and gracious. Princesses wear poofy dresses and strut about their castle. Princesses are just missing a handsome prince. But what message does that send to the children who look up to them?

This picture book compiles biographies of 11 different princesses, highlighting who they truly are: diplomats, engineers, activists, athletes, and so much more. It focuses on their achievements and contributions, situating them as active members in the global and local community. From Nigeria to Japan, Saudi Arabia to Sweden, and Thailand to Tonga. This picture book takes readers on a trip that spans the whole world.

With stunning portraits done by bestselling illustrator Dung Ho (Eyes that Kiss in the Corners), Carrie A. Pearson's Real Princesses Change the World showcases princesses in an empowering, feminist light that is both accessible and engaging for young readers.


About the Author:
Carrie A. Pearson is an author and speaker who lives on the sandy shore of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. She is a former early ed teacher and writes books about real things, like Real Princesses Change the World and the award-winning A Warm Winter Tail. She volunteers for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (former Regional Advisor) to help other people create good books for all children and was honored to receive the Gwen Frostic Award for Literacy from the Michigan Reading Association. Carrie raised three daughters on stories of strong women and knows that narratives about princesses who need saving are most likely fairy tales.

Dung Ho was born and raised in Hue Imperial City, Vietnam, where she studied graphic design at the Hue Arts University. She finds inspiration in nature—the beauty of plants, flowers, and leaves. She also loves to draw interesting characters with unique personalities. Now she lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she continues to learn and develop her art, something she loves doing. When she’s not drawing, she loves spending time cooking (eating), watching movies, and tending her plants.

Real Princesses Change the World By Carrie A. Pearson, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carrie A. Pearson, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250751430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 11th, 2023