Kiara Brown was disappointed with childrens books, so she wrote her own

Dominion High School, Sterling, Virginia

High school student Kiara Brown wrote the children’s book Princess Pretend and the Not Knight to teach young children the value of discovering their own passions, and not relying on gender norms and stereotypes to determine their goals in life.

Produced by Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, Sanchita Pandey, and Karen Ramos. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Mitch Schwartz. Station support provided by the PBS NewsHour and WETA.