Review: Mastering the Crown by George Korede

Are you or a child looking for a quick read featuring a Black princess, resilience, and self-love?

Check out Mastering the Crown by George Korede!

Reading it’s kinda like looking at a quilt square-by-square. Each chapter is stitched together to create a kaleidoscope of beauty, family, and royalty. It has more of an overarching theme rather than a plot. Ifè isn’t trying to get to the Super Bowl on time, with each chapter containing shenanigans that happens to her along the way; instead each chapter is a vignette about Ifè growing up, focusing on her teenage years.

Korede also holds the honor of writing a preface that didn’t make me immediately want to stop reading the book. He went into his reason to write the book, to foster self-love and confidence in his daughter, “to create a beautiful black warrior”. It was clear that he is responding to a need in this world, and that makes me all the more happier to support him.

Mastering the Crown also ends on a cliffhanger, and I’m eager to see what’s in store for Ifè and her family next.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Mastering the Crown by George Korede

  1. I really like the summary you made! You brought up important points that would be relevant to the audience and I liked how you made sure to include the author’s voice.


    1. thank you so much for your feedback!

      Korede wrote a great preface that warms my heart to this day, so I had to throw some of his words in there. I hope that marriage and family are doing well. Writing a whole book for someone you love? That’s lovely and ought to be praised. It was one of the first things that caught my attention about the book.

      Everyone could stand to learn more about the story behind the stories they consume, television, print, or otherwise. So I’m hoping this encourages such discussions going forward.

      i also don’t do a lot of “traditional” reviews, as that’s not really my goal when reading. But i was looking for things to upload to the website, and these were already on goodreads, so i figured i’d add them here too. i hope you also enjoy my upcoming transplants too!


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