Went to the NJS show last night - she and her band have definitely changed directions, musically - blues, more country/rock - the audience had fun. I have to say I miss the old sound and her vintage dresses. (The prominence of a certain band member: correlation or cause wrt the change?
The story is of a little black girl who likes to act the stories she hears but is dismayed when her classmates tell her she can't be Peter Pan because she is black and a girl. Of course her mother and her Nana encourage her, telling her she can do anything she puts her mind to. The lesson for the students? girls can do anything boys can. What feminist tripe.
Note the author's last name - a believer in the old-time religion or in secularism?
Maybe she isn't PC enough? Why should the black girl be such a lover of the stories written by whites for whites? Peter Pan? Shouldn't she instead be a mulicult SJW, fighting for the staging of an African play at school instead?
The character's nana is from Trinidad - maybe their family has a greater desire to assimilate to "white" culture than urban African-Americans.