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    9780593173336 Board book, $10.99 CAD 9781984895554 Hardback, Library binding, , $25.99 CAD 9781984895561 Electronic book text, Fixed format, , EPUB
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    Distributor: Penguin Random House Availability: Available On Sale Date:Oct 15, 2019 Carton Quantity:24
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Happy Hair
By (author): Mechal Renee Roe
9781984895547 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American Oct 15, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 8.28 x 10.32 x 0.32 in | 0.64 lb 32 pages FULL COLOR Random House Children's Books Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating girls with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: “I love being me!”

Full ’fro, cute bow! I love being me! Smart girl, cool curls! I love being me!

Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of beautiful Black hairstyles. From a cute crop to pom-pom puffs, adorable illustrations of girls with gorgeous braids, blowouts, and bantus grace each page, side by side with a positive message that will make girls cheer. It’s a great read-aloud to promote self-esteem for girls of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every girl know “You are made beautiful!”

And look for Cool Cuts tooan inspiring and positive hair book for boys!

Series Overview: Series:

Happy Hair: HC picture book Oct. 2019; board book Nov. 2020

Cool Cuts: HC picture book Feb. 2020; board book spring 2021

I Love Me! Step Into Reading: Jan. 2021

A bright, positive celebration of diversity: Young black girls are the focus of the celebration in this joyful book.

Entrepreneurial, engaging author with 15K Instagram followers: Happy Hair was originally self-published to great success by author/illustrator Mechal Renee Roe, a highly personable, can-do author who’s deeply committed to promoting her book.

First in a series: Look for Cool Cuts, a celebration of African-American boys’ hair, in fall 2020, and a Happy Hair-themed Step Into Reading title for spring 2021.

Perfect read-aloud: The book’s refrain of “I love being me!” is tailor-made for a bouyant, read-it-again storytime.

An adorable package with great shelf-presence: With a die-cut peek-through hole in the cover, plus glitter accents, this book that will grab attention from across the bookstore.

Picture books about African-American hair are having a big moment: NFL star Matthew A. Cherry has written Hair Love, publishing in May 2019, with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.

A perfect gift: Includes a fill-in bookplate in the front, ideal for gift giving.

Spans a range of ages: The simple but powerful text, bright art, and positive message makes this a perfect book for girls (and women!) of all ages.

MECHAL RENEE ROE is a New York Times #1 bestselling illustrator (for Superheroes Are Everywhere by Vice President Kamala Harris) and a writer, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. The HAPPY HAIR series was born out of a need to value her own natural hair and all its stages, while creating a foundation of self-love and positivity. Mechal’s hometown is University City, Missouri, and she currently lives in Atlanta. Follow Mechal on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @happyhairgirls.

Author Residence: Atlanta, GA

Author Website: happyhairshop.com

Author Social Media: @happyhairgirls

"A book that pays homage to the versatility of black hair. . . . Fun to read aloud.”—Kirkus Reviews

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