Shay & Ivy Beyond the Kingdom (2015) is about Shay & Ivy, two sisters, and their friends at an imaginary ball in their bedroom. They were dreaming of being a princess, riding horses, owning closets full of gowns, and dancing in royal castles. All girls, but Shay felt out of place. How was she to royally fit in if she did not want to be a princess anymore?
Determined as ever, Shay was going to find the answer. Both sisters soon discovered that their dreams go beyond a kingdom. Shay & Ivy began to visualize themselves as fearless pilots riding planes, scientists owning labs to perform experiments, and astronauts dancing among the stars.
What makes this children’s book even more unique is the fact that there are some sign language illustrated in the book. Yes, the family is Deaf and American Sign Language (ASL) is their native language.
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