Mariah Carey to Publish Debut Picture Book, The Christmas Princess

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Fairy Tale for All Ages to Draw Inspiration from Singer’s Childhood

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and New York Times Bestselling author, Mariah Carey, lovingly known as the Queen of Christmas, will publish her first picture book, The Christmas Princess in Fall 2022. Co-written with Michaela Angela Davis, and brought to life with vibrant illustrations by Fuuji Takashi, this will be a unique, heartwarming and modern fairytale that, like the author’s historic globally adored song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is destined to be an instant and inclusive family holiday classic.

At the center of this picture book is Little Mariah, who doesn’t have much and doesn’t want a lot. In fact, there is just one thing she longs for: a peaceful and joyous holiday season. Feeling outcast and alone, Little Mariah sets off on a wintry, wondrous journey, ultimately discovering the healing power of her voice to spread the spirit of Christmas at home and all around the world.

Classic in its sensibility, irresistible in its charm, and spirited in its inspiring message, The Christmas Princess is an empowering story about courage, independence, and the magic of the holiday season.

“So many of us have been drowning in ‘bleakocity’ for the last year and half, why not create an enchanted land to escape to?,” said Carey. “The Christmas Princess springs from the same need as my memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey-to emancipate the little girl in me. Little Mariah represents my inner child believing in her own vision, she represents all children, especially those who feel like outsiders or ‘others’, striving to believe in themselves. It is for all children of all ages. It was empowering to transform my childhood turmoil into a modern classic fairytale full of wonder and boundless hope.”

“All I want for Christmas is this book!” said Jean Feiwel, SVP and Publishing Director. “The heartfelt and amazing story sings off the page. The artwork is gorgeous. Mariah Carey and Michaela angela Davis have created a memorable classic and contemporary fairy tale.”

Mariah Carey is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, multiple award-winning artist and songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is the bestselling solo artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to-date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, including “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” The record-breaking holiday anthem enjoyed around the world is one of the best-selling songs of all time. Mariah is also an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Carey founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children and is a Congressional Award receipt for her philanthropic work.

Michaela Angela Davis is a writer, creative director, producer, and image activist, with a focus on gender, race, fashion, culture, beauty, and identity. She previously collaborated with Mariah Carey on the instant #1 New York Times bestseller, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Davis is an executive producer, co-host, and writer of the docuseries “The Hair Tales.” Her career accolades include the title Editor in Chief, as well as Fashion, Beauty, and Culture Editor at several national publications.

Michaela Angela Davis is a writer, creative director, producer, and image activist, with a focus on gender, race, fashion, culture, beauty, and identity. She previously collaborated with Mariah Carey on the instant #1 New York Times bestseller, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Davis is an executive producer, co-host, and writer of the docuseries “The Hair Tales.” Her career accolades include the title Editor in Chief, as well as Fashion, Beauty, and Culture Editor at several national publications.

 

 

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