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Orca SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) RESPECT through July 2023

Boonoonoonous Hair
By (author): Olive Senior Illustrated by: Laura James
Olive Senior ,

Illustrated by :

Laura James


Tradewind Books - Vancouver



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Paperback , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) 1 - 3, Grade (US) 1 - 3, Reading age 6 - 8
Jan 25, 2022
$11.95 CAD


9.5in x 10.25 x 0.25 in | 225 gr

Page Count:

40 pages


Colour illustrations
FSC certified – mixed sources C023083
Tradewind Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
  • Short Description
A young Black girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage, voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.
A young Black child learns to love her hair and the various ways it can be styled.

In this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book written by Commonwealth Prize–winning Jamaican Canadian Olive Senior, and with pictures by the acclaimed artist Laura James (the team that created Anna Carries Water), a young girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.

Key Selling Points

  • This book maps a young Black girl's joyful journey to an appreciation of herself.
  • Written by Jamaica's Poet Laureate.
  • The illustrator's art is widely exhibited in New York City.
  • The author and illustrator have previously worked together on the book Anna Carries Water, which was a NYC Reads 365 book.

Olive Senior was born and raised in Jamaica and is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated writers. She has won numerous prestigious awards for her work, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and the gold Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica. Her books for young people include Anna Carries Water. She lives in Toronto.

Contributor Website

Laura James is an award-winning artist and illustrator of Antiguan heritage. She collaborated with Olive Senior on the bestselling Anna Carries Water, which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014. She lives in the Bronx, New York.

Contributor Website
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