My intentions for Princess Lu is to present our young girls with a positive and encouraging voice. In society, the only actions and lifestyles that are displayed are unfavorable ones. No, I’m not judging, but I want the little girls and young women in my life to know that there’s more. That having respect and love for themselves and others will provide them with a more positive life in general. When we learn to reject negative, the negative will not impact us. Because we would have learned to ignore it, and elevate above it.
Princess Lu will provide these beliefs and values to the many Princesses in your life. In my first book of the series, “Nice to Meet you, Princess Lu!”, Princess Lu is introduced. This includes where she’s from and how many Queens are in her life. She also asks your princess directly, what does she want to be when she grow up. The book provides a space where each princess can insert her personalized information; such as her name. My purpose of this is to make the book interactive, thus making a better connection between your princess and Princess Lu.
In the first book, Princess Lu discusses what makes us a princess. No, not because of a Prince Charming; but because of who we come from. QUEENS! The black woman is a Queen, therefore, making each of our little girls a Princess. She will one day blossom into a Queen; and Princess Lu is here to help you make them the best one they can be. Her books will make them read more which will ultimately help elevate their mind above societal standards. They will grow to see beyond the obstacles.
In the second book, "Celebrate Black History Month With Princess Lu!" the meaning of Black History Month is discussed. Facts and accomplishments of historical black figures such as Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, and Fredrick Douglass are presented in the form of flash cards! Princess Lu also takes the opportunity in this book to promote self confidence and ensure your Princess(es) that they too can change the world.
There is no age limit for these books. The message can be understood by all. I am twenty-seven and I will be a proud reader of them. If your little girl(s) is too young to read, read it to them. Even if they are old enough to read, read it to them. Help them understand. Help them elevate. It truly does take a village and it’s time that we establish elevation in ours. Establish the beauty, strength, and truth in our melanin skin. Establish pride. We can do this! We can raise our next generation of Queens to be unbreakable!
No matter what the world may try to show them how to be and who to be. No matter the body image they will try to be forced to conform to. They will NOT BREAK! This is my dream, my hope, and my intentions for Princess Lu. To be a voice of positive and encouragement; of Mind Elevation.