Queen is a royal pain in the neck. Her Highness treats everyone as though they were her loyal subjects: her classmates, her teacher, even her parents! When a new kid comes to Queen’s school, riding a broken bike and wearing run-over shoes, he immediately becomes the butt of everyone’s jokes. Queen’s parents insist she be nice to Leroy, but Queen doesn’t see why she should. Leroy isn’t just smelly; Queen thinks that he tells fibs–whoppers, in fact. And when he says he’s an African prince from Senegal, sparks begin to fly. Queen is determined to prove that Leroy is an impostor. But along the way, Queen learns the unexpected from her Broken Bike Boy–what being a good friend and “happily ever after” really mean.
About Bahni Turpin
Bahni Turpin is an ensemble member of Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series including NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What About Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of The Dust. Ms. Turpin received the AudioFile Earphones Award for her unforgettable narration of Precious by Sapphire. She's also a memeber of the cast recording of The Help, which won numerous awards.
The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street by Sharon Flake