Written by Chole Perkins
Illustrated by Archana Speenivasan
Published by Little Simon; Brdbk edition on March 21, 2017
Rapunzel is a new Disney Princess who is living in a castle. Rapunzel has beautiful long hair that has magical power. Rapunzel has long blonde hair with white skin. What would happen if Rapunzel is from India and wearing the traditional clothes of India? What would happen if Rapunzel has beautiful long black hair instead of blonde hair? The series of multicultural disney story is very new spectrum to add diversity in children’s literature. Every characters in this book has brown skin and dark hair, rather than blonde hair and blue eyes.
I personally was so drawn to this picture book when I saw this book. I was ashamed to have stereotype about Disney characters and their race. I think it’s a great idea to add diversity in race of Disney stories. The impressive thing was that this book has so much details in illustration. Character’s clothes and the details of the specific culture, I was so impressed. I can say this book definitely honors diversity, and I recommend to read this book to young children.
A history of diversity and Disney Princess: http://disneyexaminer.com/2016/01/18/a-history-of-diversity-and-disney-princesses-martin-luther-king-jr-day/
Books from the author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14125367.Chloe_Perkins