“Maiden & Princess” tells the story of two women of color who find love in a kingdom far, far away. When a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince’s royal ball, she’s not too excited to waste time at the event. After finally being convinced to attend by her mother, the maiden makes a huge impression on everyone present, including the king, queen, and prince; however, she and the prince aren’t meant to be, as she ends up finding love in a most surprising place.
The children’s book is the third book in the GLAAD and Little Bee Books partnership. “Maiden & Princess” is the follow-up to “Prince & Knight,” the queer men’s version of a similar story that was published by the collaborators last year. The two books follow the 2017 release of “Jack (not Jackie),” which follows the story of a child who accepts their transgender younger brother.
The purpose of the children’s book series with GLAAD and Little Bee Books is to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance by teaching the youth about gender and sexuality topics.
“Children’s books are essential tools in encouraging awareness, kindness, and acceptance at an early age,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “GLAAD is committed to advancing positive representation of LGBTQ lives, experiences, and stories, and the release of ‘Maiden & Princess’ is a shining example of how we can help to accelerate acceptance among young audiences.”