Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls (Hardcover)

By Kelly Greenawalt, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)

Orchard Books, 9781338167191, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


I love my fluffy, puffy curls.
I'm so happy they are mine.
When I believe in myself,
They shimmer and they shine.

Princess Truly is back! In the second Princess Truly adventure, Truly's magical, sparkling curls have the power to transport her to exciting new places like the Egyptian pyramids, the Jurassic period, and even into outer space. With curiosity, bravery, and her signature smarts, Princess Truly once again proves that she can do anything she sets her mind to and reminds girls everywhere to reach for the stars, believe in themselves, and dream big!

About the Author

Amariah Rauscher is an artist and illustrator specializing in luminous watercolor illustration. She lives with her husband and children in Illinois, where she enjoys drawing, painting, and bringing Princess Truly’s newest journeys to life.

Kelly Greenawalt is a children's book author, wife, and mother of five living just outside Houston, Texas. Princess Truly was inspired by her daughters, Calista and Kaia, who are smart, spunky, and have magical curls of their own.

Praise For Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls

Praise for Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls:
"[G]irls...will welcome this gleeful celebration of self-confidence and black girl magic." --Publisher's Weekly

"[E]xplores the magical potential of Afro hair...[a] home-away tale worth the trip." --Kirkus

"Princess Truly is a bold and bright role model of positive self-image and embracing your unique diversity." --Booklist

Praise for Princess Truly in I Am Truly:
Named a Best Book of 2017 by Essence Magazine.

"[T]he perfect choice for youngsters from pre-K to second grade." -- Essence

"[A] celebration of boundless potential...positive, fun, and truly lively." -- Kirkus

"Defies predictability...pair with Andrea Beaty's Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013) for another story about a strong, independent, capable girl." -- Booklist

"No task is too small or too big for Princess Truly, who is every little girl in the world." -- Texas Magazine

"With a strong message of empowerment, this book is a simple story about a little girl of color who can dream and do anything she puts her mind to." -- School Library Journal