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Princess Grace

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.

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PRINCESS GRACE by Mary Hoffman is a delightful and refreshing look at the world of princesses minus the overwhelming amount of pink and sparkles often exhibited in such narratives. When the title character, Grace, is confronted with a simple question -- What do princesses do? -- she discovers a world of royalty that she had never dreamed of, with helpful parents and teachers as guides.

Hoffman, with the help of talented illustrators Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, takes readers on a journey to discover that princesses are leaders, soldiers, scientists, artists, and more, while helping to highlight princesses that exist outside the European standard. Additionally, Hoffman highlights the cross cultural adaptations of classic fairy tales, all in a successful effort to include a wider cultural experience. Kids and parents will both love this book, and it's a good book to start conversations on gender norms, media role models, and societal expectations.

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