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Inside A Rainbow, A New Children’s Book Features Local Kid Music Artist

London Monroe, known for her hip-hop songs, is now a picture book star.

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Seven-year-old rapper London Monroe’s path to stardom continues with a children’s book recently released by her father, Marcus Smith. The Denver-based dad-daughter-duo has been cooking up hip-hop music and videos together, creating tracks like “Chocolate and Lollipops” and the latest, “Cut the Check.” 

Now, Monroe and her mascot/hype man Snowball’Yo are featured in the pages of Inside A Rainbow, a rhyming tale built on the imagination of the young artist. Monroe and Snowball’Yo go on a whimsical adventure, conjuring up ideas about what life inside a rainbow would be like: it’s a home to unicorns with beautiful horns, and lions walk around with cotton candy manes. Monroe’s character envisions a rainbow as a comforting place, one she could turn to when it’s dark and she’s scared, and one where her grandma is near. In the end, rainbows remind Monroe of the beauty of diversity: “Maybe we all come from there, different color of people… and just like each color we are beautiful and equal.”

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Read more about Monroe’s journey in Colorado Parent’s Q&A here.

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