Black Mermaid Is Not The First, These 6 Black Princesses Are Already One Of The Best Ones Out There

Black Mermaid Is Not The First, These 6 Black Princesses Are Already One Of The Best Ones Out There

Black people are here for representation and these amazing books about black princesses will quench your thirst for a colored royal till the release of 'The Little Mermaid'. 

The impatient wait for Disney's live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid' has intensified after news of Halle Bailey's casting as the lovely princess Ariel reached the world wide web. Black people are here for representation and these amazing books about black princesses will quench your thirst for a colored royal till the release of 'The Little Mermaid'. 

1. Princess Arabella's Birthday by Mylo Freeman



 

Get the foundations right with this beautiful book about a princess who has it all but wants more. Princess Arabella asks her parents for an elephant for her birthday, but when she gets her present, the elephant begins to cry. When Princess Arabella takes it home, she learns an important lesson. 

2. Shuri Vol. 1 by NNedi Okorafor 



 

After the success of 'Black Panther', it was only a matter of time until people wanted to hear about the super-smart and ultra-badass Shuri. In this book, the prodigal princess sets out on an adventure to rescue the big brother and heir to the throne of Wakanda, T'Challa.

3. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill



 

Katie O'Neill's book 'Princess Princess Ever After' has some beautiful illustrations, but it's the storyline that truly captures one's attention. It follows the story of two princesses, one trapped in a tower, and another who is there to rescue her. Their story of self-discovery is something that keeps the reader intrigued till the end. 

4. Princess Briana by Yaba Baker



 

Yaba Baker created a story about a princess who realizes that she doesn't look like the other royals at princess summer camp. At first, Princess Brianna tries to change the way she looks because she wants to look like all the other royals at camp. But the book ends with the young princess coming to the realization that her beauty is unique to her and that she doesn't need to look like anyone else to be a princess. 

5. The Twelve Dancing Princesses reimagined by Rachel Isadora



 

This classic by the Brothers Grimm has been reimagined in an African setting by Rachel Isadora. The story follows 12 princesses who dance their shoes to pieces every night. The king is left baffled every morning when he sees their tattered shoes. So he promises a reward to the first person who finds out why. 

6. Cendrillon: A Carribean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci



 

The story of Cinderella has been reimagined in many different cultures. 'Cendrillon: A Carribean Cinderella' is a retelling of the classic fairytale in a lush, Carribean style. The book is peppered with unique French Creole words, which lends to its cultural uniqueness. 

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