My Princess Boy (Hardcover)
This book is the perfect way to begin the new year! It teaches children about the beauty of being absolutely true to yourself, and the beauty of loving and accepting those who differ from the norms you have been taught. It’s also a perfect reminder for the rest of us that it really doesn’t matter what we wear, or what color we like, what matters is loving someone for who they are, and the importance of kindness. It’s such a heartwarming book based on a true story of a fabulous little boy who LOVES to wear dresses simply because they are pretty and whose favorite color is pink! It also has gorgeous abstract illustrations by Suzanne DeSimone. It’s a great work of art that the whole family can enjoy.
— From Jumpin' January Staff Picks
A heartwarming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family.
Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.
Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this heartwarming book is a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.
About the Author
Cheryl Kilodavis is a native Seattle-ite of mixed African American and Caucasian heritage. Cheryl has a BS in business from the University of the Pacific and executive leadership MBA from Seattle University. She is an author, a strategic marketer and social entrepreneur whose passions include learning from experiences, creating interesting discussions, addressing large scale issues for the next generation, reading for lifelong learning, and building long-term relationships with people from all walks of life. The daughter of Willie and Christine, wife of her high school sweetheart, Dean, and mother of two wonderful sons, Dkobe and Dyson, Cheryl’s primary joy in life lies in spending time with her family, friends, and dog.
Suzanne DeSimone has many years of design, brand, and artistic illustration experience. She is an exceptional artist who has a keen ability to balance great design solutions within any environment. As a creative director, Suzanne translates artistic vision into abstract art displays. She also creates and builds new brands. Suzanne has a BA in graphic design from Western Washington University, and lives in Seattle with her husband, John-Paul, and three children, Alexandra, Joshua, and Dario.
"This is a book about unconditional love, social acceptance, and a strong family. It is also a call for diversity, tolerance, and an end to bullying and judgments. It will be well placed in elementary school counseling offices as well as in school and public libraries."–Alison Donnelly, Collinsville Memorial Public Library, IL
- SLJ June 2011