Children’s Book Author Crowned First Black Miss Pre Teen International


Morgan E. taylor appeared at the age of 5 as a co-author of Daddy’s Little Princess, a non-fiction children’s book that features real colored princesses from around the world.

Now the preteen who was planning to be 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, crowned Miss Pre Teen International 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,” Morgan said. “My goal is to be authentic and to be a positive role model.”

As Miss Pre Teen International, the rising 12-year-old 8th grade student is now moving from highlighting positive role models to being herself. Its platform is diversity through literature. Morgan will work with United Way to build self-esteem and encourage young learners by reading and providing various children’s books.

The International Miss Pre Teen Contest was developed to promote today’s tweens, ages 10-12, and their achievements on a global platform.

Morgan was a featured author at the prestigious annual Essence Festival honoring black achievement for three consecutive years, and his book continues to receive international recognition. 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.

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