Can you guess who this is?
I'll give you a hint. She's a main character in a classic story.
One thing I absolutely enjoyed when I was a child was having my mother, or anyone for that matter, read to me. I just could not get enough of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hatches The Egg. If I was ever given the opportunity to pick a book, you can bet that was it, especially if I was sick. I have heard it so many times that I memorised the words and to this day if someone skips a word or even try to skip a page, I will know. :)
Fortunately, my daughter has developed the same love for reading. I find it important to ensure that her library contains some books that feature main characters who have brown skin or share other cultural aspects. Believe me, there's an added dimension to a story when you can relate to the characters.
In fostering the idea that "you can be anything you want to be", it is definitely important to demonstrate with visual examples.
Why, it's Little Red Riding Hood!
*You can find out more about these books published by Disney's Hyperion at Jump at the Sun.