Fri., December 11, 2009 3:28pm (EST)

Monroe Tarver Talks about African-Americans in Children's Literature
By Mary Ellen Cheatham
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Updated: 5 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
Monroe Tarver, a Georgia native, recently wrote and illustrated the book Imagia and the Magic Pearls.  (Illustration by Monroe Tarver)
Monroe Tarver, a Georgia native, recently wrote and illustrated the book Imagia and the Magic Pearls. (Illustration by Monroe Tarver)
The Princess and the Frog, Disney's first animated movie about a black princess, comes out Friday. In the audio link below, Monroe Tarver, an author and illustrator originally from Georgia and now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently wrote a book about a black princess and discusses the presence of African-Americans in children's literature and movies.