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Ashanti Accused of Stealing Children's Book . . . From Prominent Black Author!!

R&B singer/ songwriter Ashanti announced last week that she's creating a children's book. That was GREAT news at the time of announcement. Now, MTO News has learned that there's some controversy surrounding 'Shanti's new book.

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The singer is being accused of stealing the idea for her children's book from another author, Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow.

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The author claims that it's not just the title of the books that are similar - but the entire plot. Jamillah's book is about a little girl who is upset how other children in her class are unable to pronounce her name.

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Here's how Jamillah's book is described:

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And Ashanti's book is about . . . well the exact same thing.

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And it gets worse. Ashanti's publisher even had the nerve to suggest you would like Ashanti's book if you liked Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow's book. 

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