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Macmillan Children's Book

Little Diva

Author: LaChanze; illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Little Diva

Little Diva


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Let her entertain you: A little leading lady with high hopes and diva dreams wants to be just like her mommy!

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Curtain up! Light the lights!

Nena wants to be a Diva—with a capital D—just like her mommy, who's a star on Broadway. She wants to sing and act and dance, but knows it will take lots of work—and lots of fun—for all her wishes to come true.

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.

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“This sparkling story of a show-biz hopeful — and family bonds — will inspire your young star to dream big.” —Working Mother

“All young ones who dream of dressing up and performing will find a kindred spirit in Nena. This should play to sold-out audiences.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“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

“Loose, wispy black line art with pastel-toned washes playfully convey Nena's constant motion and exuberance as she describes her day.” —Publishers Weekly

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