Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora

Kahran Bethencourt, Regis Bethencourt, and Salamishah Tillet


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From the New York Times bestselling duo who brought you GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty, comes CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora. Filled with visual magic and storytelling wonder, these stories reimagine our favorite and most beloved childhood fairy tales and folktales to encourage creativity, empower imagination, and foster self-esteem.

With a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner Salamishah Tillet

Revisit beloved classics, but with a twist, such as The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood, The Poisoned Apple, and find new favorites with stories created especially for the collection: Anansi and the Three Trials, Aku the Sun Maker, How the Zebra Got Its Stripes, The Legend of Princess Yennenga, and John Henry, the Steel-Drivin' Man.

A gift that will keep giving, CROWNED is a joyous celebration of Black beauty, determination, and imagination and a must-have for children and parents everywhere.

"Once again CreativeSoul Photography captures the beauty, innocence, and magic of black children. This is the book I've been waiting to give my grandchildren. It is a wonder of storytelling and imagery." -- Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: 05/23/2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 2.38lbs
Size: 10.26h x 8.43w x 0.98d
ISBN: 9781250281388

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001

About the Author
World renowned child photographers, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are a husband and wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. The pair gained global recognition with their AfroArt series which showcases the beauty and versatility of afro hair to empower kids of color around the world. The couple recently authored their New York Times best selling coffee table book, "Glory" which brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture. With more than thirteen years of working with hundreds of children, families and brands, they specialize in child and lifestyle photography while incorporating authentic visual storytelling. Their holistic approach to capturing one-of-a-kind moments has allowed their work to be featured on the Steve Harvey Show, The Real, BBC News, CNN, Teen Vogue, BET and more. They were recently named as Canon Explorers of Light.