Rosemary Donahue
June 27, 2016 12:32 pm

Raise your hand if you can say you were a published author at age seven. Anyone? I certainly can’t! However, 7-year-old Morgan Taylor can, and surprisingly, that’s not the most impressive thing about her story — the book she wrote is for a very, very important cause.

She told Today that her father used to call her a princess, until one day, she told him she thought he should stop. When he asked why, she said, “I love it when you call me a princess but I know I am not really a real one. Real princesses were vanilla and I can’t really be a princess.”

What a heartbreaking thing for a father to hear — Todd told Today that it gave him a huge wake-up call about the kinds of images they were seeing when they watched movies together, and they started researching real-life princesses and queens of color.

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Soon, they decided it was important for other kids to learn about these things, too, and the best way they could help with this was to write a book together. Their book is called Daddy’s Little Princess, and it’s a beautiful testament to the fact that black girls can be princesses, too.

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You can find the book at many major booksellers, and here on their website.