Mommy says a real diva NEVER bows too long, but I could bow forever.
I imagine the day when the audience will clap for me.
They’ll say, “Nena, we love you. Diva! You are amazing!”
But I have a long way to go before that day.
Tony Award-winning actress LaChanze and Caldecott Honoree Brian Pinkney present a showstopping story about a day in the life of a little diva with BIG Broadway dreams. A few little girls play the part of Nena in LaChanze's star-studded book trailer
“This sparkling story of a show-biz hopeful—and family bonds—will inspire your young star to dream big.” –Working Mother magazine
“All young ones who dream of dressing up and performing will find a kindred spirit in Nena. This should play to sold-out audiences.”—Starred, Kirkus Reviews
“LaChanze, a star of stage and screen herself, supplies a peek at the life of a Broadway performer in this enticing story about a girl’s dream of one day conquering the Great White Way. … Youngsters, girls in particular, will pore over the pictures and imagine themselves right into the story. Look out America–this book is sure to increase its numbers of D.I.T.s [Divas in Training].”—School Library Journal
“Imagine a triple billing of Fancy Nancy, Olivia, and Eloise, and you’ll have a sense of the energy, ambition, and sheer (yet still-to-be-fully-honed) talent of Little Diva. Her creator, a Tony Award–winning actress, has produced a realistic and endearing character who dreams of taking to the stage like her mother, a Broadway star, with whom she lives in a loving home that includes her grandmother and dog.”—Booklist
LaChanze; illustrated by Brian Pinkney