Title: Not Quite Snow White
Contributor(s): Ashley Franklin, Ebony Glenn (Illustrated by)
A young brown girl is eager to play Snow White in a school musical even when her classmates don’t think she’s “quite right” for the part. But that doesn’t stop Tameika from reaching for her fairy-tale ending.
Tameika loves the stage. She’s cute. She’s spunky. And she’s played everything from a mermaid to a space cowgirl. So when her elementary school announces that they will hold auditions for a Snow White musical, Tameika knows exactly who she wants to be: the main character, of course—Snow White herself.
But she starts to hear her classmates chattering after the first day of auditions:
“She can’t be Snow White.”
“She’s too tall.”
“She’s much too chubby.”
“And she’s too brown.”
Will Tameika let this be her final curtain call? Or will she prove that “not quite” is JUST right?
A contemporary spin on the groundbreaking Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and reminiscent of Kevin Henkes’s Chrysanthemum, Not Quite Snow White is a sweet story about the power of performance, self-confidence, family, and charming imperfection.