Bessie, Queen of the Sky: a Modern Fairytale Review 5


As a modern woman and mother of a little girl, I find it extremely important to provide my daughter with positive female role models. The Queen Girls series has just made my life easier in that respect.

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If you haven’t heard of this inspirational series, that’s because it is brand new! The first hardcopy book is not even in print yet. However, the ebook version is available and I’m able to give a copy away to one lucky winner courtesy of the wonderful ladies behind Queen Girls. Thank you! (Giveaway details are at the end of this post.)

The idea behind this series is to create more books with main characters that are complex and confident women.

“Let’s encourage girls to find their happiness, passions, drive and self-confidence from within. At the same time, let’s help boys to move to a place of equality”

The first book in the series is Bessie, Queen of the Sky!  written by Andrea Doshi and Jimena Duran. I was provided an electronic copy by these talented ladies, and my daughter and I have been enjoying it.

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It is a fairytale version of the real life of Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman. Bessie faced much adversity in her quest to become a pilot. She was an African American girl from a small town in the early 1900’s. Most people believed her dream was impossible and mocked her for attempting it.  But Bessie had the passion, dedication, and confidence to persevere and overcome the obstacles in her way. She eventually became the first female African American pilot in the world.  Now that’s a role model for my daughter. 

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In this modern fairy tale, Bessie’s life story is told in language that children can relate to alongside beautiful dream-like images. I can’t decide which I love more; the message of being brave and following your dreams against adversity, or the beautiful illustrations by Chiara Fabbri.  Both are remarkable.

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If all of that isn’t enough to love this series, every time one of the fairy tales is purchased, another one will be donated to an organization that is fighting illiteracy and working to empower girls.

Book Stats:

  • Will be available in English and Spanish.
  • Recommended for ages 4-7
  • Picture book – 32 pages
  • Hardcopy and digital formats will be available.

I believe in the mission of the women behind Queen Girls, and I’m glad I get to help spread the word about this new series. Won’t you help spread the word too? Just click one of the social media sharing buttons at the end of this post.  

To find out about the other books in the series or to purchase your own copy visit the Queen Girls campaign website here.

And now one lucky person will be given the chance to win an electronic copy of this inspiring book to share with the little ones in their life.  See details below.

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