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