Princess Truly in I Am Truly

illus. by Amariah Rauscher. 40p. Orchard. Aug. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781338167207.
PreS-Gr 1—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. Truly sails the seas, engineers a teddy bear machine, parachutes, and ties her shoes. The message of "I am special—and so are you" is sweet and to the point. Soft, pastel illustrations highlight the simple rhyming text.
VERDICT A general purchase for libraries serving primary grades, this title is sure to become a quick favorite.

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