RECORD-SETTING KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN: Based on the animated short by the same name, which was the highest funded short film in Kickstarter history, Hair Love generated a lot of media attention and was featured on Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Forbes.com, Yahoo Beauty, NYMag’s The Cut, Essence.com, Ebony.com, PBS News Hour, and more.
POWERHOUSE TEAM: Matthew Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver-turned-award-winning filmmaker. Vashti Harrison is a New York Times bestselling author-illustrator whose debut is a NAACP Image Award nominee. Together, they’re an unstoppable team, and we expect to see a lot of press and media when the book and short release.
Starring an African American family with a CULTURALLY SPECIFIC AND WIDELY RELATABLE topic at its heart, this picture book is perfect for anyone looking for a heartwarming family story.
FATHER’S DAY HOOK: Featuring a dad spending quality time with his daughter, this book is perfect for Father’s Day.
HAIR PRIDE: Zuri is PROUD of her hair and heritage, making her an excellent role model for little girls and boys.
FEMINIST DAD: Dad happily shows kids (and their parents!) that they don’t have to adhere to traditional gender roles.
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS: Fulfills Kokila’s mission of centering stories from the margins, celebrating the full range of authors’ experiences, and answering the call for more diverse children’s literature.
PRAISE FOR HAIR LOVE
2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project - Top Ten List
NAACP Image Award Nominee
Irma Black Award Nominee
“[A]n important moment for representation and encouraging positive paternal moments.” – Refinery29
Hair Love is a dedication to black and brown boys and girls everywhere to learn to love their natural hair.” – Blavity
“We’re always here for a father and daughter beauty adventure…” – Essence.com
“Seeing such a positive representation of black men and their daughters is such a breath of fresh air…The world definitely needs more of this.” – TeenVogue.com
"A wonderful slice-of-life tale about family support, black hair, and embracing individuality." --School Library Journal, starred review
“This delightful debut encourages self-affirmation and celebrates a loving, respectful relationship between a nurturing father and his cool, confident daughter.” – Shelf Awareness, starred review
"This authentic depiction of a loving and whole black family broadens the scope of representation." --Kirkus Reviews
"A bighearted ode to individuality and father-daughter collaboration." --Publishers Weekly
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