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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