CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora (Hardcover)
Includes a foreword by Salamishah Tillet
CROWNED by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt is a book designed to foster and encourage imagination, equipping young kings and queens with the creativity and ability to overcome any obstacles in their way.
Filled with stunning photography, these magical tales of the diaspora bring to life past, present, and future visions of Black culture to create a society where all kids are created equal and feel empowered to move in the world as their true authentic self.
Included in the collection:
The Poisoned Apple
Asha the Little Cinder Girl
The Little Mermaid
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
Anasi and the Three Trials
Aku The Sun Maker
How the Zebra Got His Stripes
The Legend of Princess Yennenga
John Henry, the Steel Driving Man
The Cloud Princess
This collection is a must-have for children and parents everywhere and is a joyous celebration of Black beauty and imagination.
Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are a husband-and-wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With more than ten years of working with hundreds of children, families and brands, they specialize in child and lifestyle photography while incorporating authentic visual storytelling. As artists, CreativeSoul Photography is committed to helping kids and brands create fascinating imagery by operating as a one-stop shop offering expert creative direction, vision, planning, strategy, and execution. They've worked with brands small and large around the globe such as Disney, Amazon, Just for Me, CurlyKids Haircare, CamilleRose Haircare and more.
Praise for GLORY:
"An exquisite pictorial love letter to Black children around the world." - Kirkus, starred review
"Glorious, indeed." - Booklist
"“Glory” is Blackness in all its grace and beauty by way of the next generation. [...] Black is beautiful. [...] To be young, gifted and Black is where it’s at." - Chicago Tribune
“But hardly any photo collection compares to the magic that is Glory. A must for our home. A must for Black children, for all children.” --Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestseller and National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be An Antiracist
"Gorgeous photography, but so much more. A truly inspired and inspiring work that speaks eloquently to our inherent beauty and power." — Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower
"Seeing our beauty reflected in our children and having our children see their natural beauty be fully embraced is a gift to the race and a gift to the world. This transcendent work acknowledges the grace, and brilliance held in our black bodies." — Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestseller
"These are not just photographs, this is artistically, politically, and socially important work." — Patrisse Khan-Cullors New York Times bestseller
"They've made the capturing and the depiction of the beauty and the limitlessness of blackness their mission. Their edict." — Damon Young, Founder of VerySmartBrothas.com