Children’s book author crowned first Miss Preteen Black International

Morgan E. Taylor appeared on stage at the age of 5 as the co-author of Daddy’s Little Princessa non-fiction children’s book that features real color princesses from around the world.

Now the preteen who dreamed of being a princess is a queen.

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Morgan competed as Miss Pre Teen Tar Heel State for the international title and won the Miss Pre Teen International title in Kingsport, Tennessee. She is the first black preteen to achieve this honor.

“It’s such an honor to represent tweens everywhere and encourage young people to read,” said Morgan. “My goal is to be authentic and to be a positive role model.”

As Miss Pre Teen International, the 12-year-old Grade 8 student is now transitioning from showcasing positive role models to being herself. Its platform is Diversity Through Literature. Morgan will work with the United Way to build self-esteem and encourage young learners by reading and providing them with various children’s books.

The Miss Pre Teen International Pageant was developed to promote today’s pre-teens, ages 10-12, and their accomplishments on a global platform.

Morgan was one of the featured authors of the prestigious annual Essence Festival honoring the achievements of black people for three consecutive years, and her book continues to receive international acclaim. Daddy’s Little Princess can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major booksellers His TEDx is also available on YouTube.

To keep up to date with Miss Pre Teen International, follow her on Instagram at @misspreteenintl21.

Grover Z. Barnes