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.
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