the Purple Girl

Illustrations by Tory & Norman Taber


Violet’s purple spreads to everything she touches...

Violet lives behind the garden walls. Is she magical? Is she the devil’s child—or simply cursed? When the lonely thirteen-year-old embarks on a dangerous journey to find the one boy that dared to befriend her, she travels at night ... in the dark ... to keep people from seeing her purple skin.

But no one is more surprised than Violet when she unlocks her mysterious gift …

Special note to parents, educators, and librarians:

Illustrations by Tory & Norman Taber

Young readers can identify with a character who takes a risk and defies her parents as she tries to find her place in the world. Like so many children, Violet simply wants to belong.

But is she a strong female protagonist?

Of course! Audrey wouldn’t have it any other way. Violet's story is shaped to empower young  girls and help them embrace their identities.

Although Audrey wrote this story as a fun read to capture the imagination of children, discrimination is at the core of the novel... but so are possibilities, and they appear everywhere.

Thank you for considering The Purple Girl as an addition to your book shelf!

Fiction where adventure, self-discovery, and magic meet...

"It was a strange experience reading [The Purple Girl], because every time one of these plot twists arose, I immediately thought, “Oh, I know where this is going!” but not once was I right! It’s a wonderful thing to be surprised more than once in a story…" Mad Martha


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