COCOA PRINCESS, written by Stacey Evans Morgan and beautifully illustrated by Fred Matamoros takes readers into a day in the life of young Coretta, who prefers to be called Cocoa Princess, as dubbed by her father. She sees everything from a Royal point-of-view and wants everyone to do his or her part to be EARTH SMART! The hardcover storybook also comes with a read-along CD (read by the author) that includes the GO GREEN song, written and produced by Stacey Evans Morgan, arranged by well known Los Angeles based musician/producer/engineer Demetric Collins, and features the vocals of Nikko Allen. COCOA PRINCESS was published in print by Nu Urban Audio & Book Publishers and released January 14, 2014.
Cocoa gives the reader a glimpse of her world as she prepares for a visit from her grandparents, coming all the way from Jamaica, W.I. She wants to make her Royal entrance when they arrive but her dog (Princess Puffington a/k/a Puffy) has other plans. Stacey’s own daughter, whom she has lovingly called Cocoa Princess since her birth, inspired the story. “I wanted my child as well as all children to see a beautiful, positive image of a girl proud to be in the cocoa skin she’s in, wearing a super thick Afro-puff hairstyle, tiara and all,” Evans stated. “The main message to all children is that they should see themselves as royal, along with encouraging sustainability or as Cocoa Princess proclaims ‘Let’s keep our Royal land beautiful and clean… GO GREEN!’” Currently, the book is available exclusively online at http://CocoaPrincess.bigcartel.com, but it will make its Royal retail debut at all major booksellers and as an e-book for the Kindle, the Nook, the Kobo, all Apple devices and at any vendor that sells e-books, later in 2014.
As an accomplished television writer and producer, working on shows such as UPN’S THE PARKERS and TV One’s LOVE THAT GIRL, Stacey Evans Morgan has also been published as a poet with her first book REAL SOUL FOOD & OTHER POETIC RECIPES (p. 1995), as well as featured in several anthologies as both a poet and essayist. Her work in television has earned several award nominations such as an NAACP Image Award, EMMY and Parent’s Choice Award.
Stacey resides in Porter Ranch, California with her husband, children and dog. You can join her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheCocoaPrincessBook, follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SEMorgan and follow Cocoa Princess at http://www.twitter.com/2CocoaPrincess.