The non-fiction tale centers on Zuzu, who after being called a princess by her teacher, grandmother, stylist and babysitter, asks: “What’s up with princesses?” and challenges the assumption that every girl wants to be one.
Illustrated and published by Taillefer Long, the book is now available in paperback online and on bookshelves.
Marianne, sister of actress/writer/producer Nia Vardalos, is a sociologist and educator in the field of critical media literacy, social justice and gender equity. Her children’s books seek to inspire young people to create their own destiny, to seek healthy, reciprocal relationships and to cultivate within themselves the strength to reach their personal goals. She is also a licensed facilitator for GirlPower, a friendship program for tween girls that teaches them how to have a voice in their friendships and surround themselves with true friends.