Princess Truly in I Am Truly (Hardcover)

By Kelly Greenawalt, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)

Orchard Books, 9781338167207, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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One of Essence Magazine's Best Books of 2017

Princess Truly is strong and confident, beautiful and brave, bright and brilliant. She can do anything she sets her mind to...

I can fly to the moon
And dance on the stars.
I can tame wild lions...
And race fast cars.

Brimming with warmth and color, Princess Truly's rhythmic rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, and diversity. A perfect graduation gift, this heartfelt story is a reminder to young girls everywhere that they can achieve anything if they put their minds to it...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 I Am Truly

Praise for Princess Truly in I Am Truly:
"[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

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