Kelly Greenawalt is a children's book author, wife, and mother of
five living just outside Houston, Texas. Princess Truly was
inspired by her daughters, Calista and Kaia, who are smart, spunky,
and have magical curls of their own.
Amariah Rauscher is an artist and illustrator specializing in luminous watercolor illustration. She lives with her husband and children in Illinois, where she enjoys drawing, painting, and bringing Princess Truly's newest journeys to life.
Praise for I Am a Super Girl! (Princess Truly #1):
Young readers who admire Black Panther but need to see superheroes as young as they are will enjoy not only Princess Truly's magic hair and flightworthy boots, but also her confidence, creativity, and supportive attitude toward others... Readers will respond to this confident, can-do girl who demonstrates that magical adventures are easy to create. -- Kirkus Reviews Divided into three short stories and illustrated with energetic, colorful images that both mirror and deepen the text, this transitional chapter book is ideal for brand-new readers. Many children (and their caregivers) will also appreciate that, while Princess Truly does have magical skills, what makes her truly super is her kindness, empathy, and creative problem-solving. -- Publishers Weekly Praise for Off I Go! (Princess Truly #2): Princess Truly is not only magical, she is also kind... This is evident throughout the narrative as she helps a penguin and tries to cheer up Sir Noodles. The book contains three short chapters with one or two sentences per page, making it a great choice for students who are just starting to read chapter books. The full-color illustrations on each page add to the fun, whimsical text. Princess Truly's curls actually sparkle with rainbows when she works her magic. VERDICT This adorable story is a must-have for fans of the series, as well as a great addition to any early chapter book section. -- School Library Journal Praise for Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls: Girls... will welcome this gleeful celebration of self-confidence and black girl magic. -- Publishers Weekly Explores the magical potential of Afro hair... [a] home-away tale worth the trip. -- Kirkus Reviews Princess Truly is a bold and bright role model of positive self-image and embracing your unique diversity. --Booklist Praise for Princess Truly in I Am Truly: Named a Best Book of 2017 by Essence Magazine The perfect choice for youngsters from pre-K to second grade. -- Essence A celebration of boundless potential... positive, fun, and truly lively. -- Kirkus Reviews Defies predictability... pair with Andrea Beaty's Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013) for another story about a strong, independent, capable girl. -- Booklist No task is too small or too big for Princess Truly, who is every little girl in the world. -- Texas Magazine 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. -- School Library Journal