What Should a Disney Princess Read?

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Taking inspiration from Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, the emergency hotline that amateur cooks can call on Thanksgiving to get advice on not burning their bird, Penguin Publishing launched its own holiday helpline, offering book-buying recommendations for readers looking for the perfect book to gift. Kristina Pino puts the hotline to the test for BookRiot, asking for suggestions for the Disney princesses:

For Ariel, who began her story with the strong desire to explore the land above the sea and learn about other cultures, Penguin Hotline recommended some great titles, including Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Quartet.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →