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I Love My Hair!
     

I Love My Hair!

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by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
 

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This whimsical, evocative story about a girl named Keyana encourages African-American children to feel good about their special hair and be proud of their heritage. A BlackBoard Children's Book of the Year. Full-color illustrations.

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This whimsical, evocative story about a girl named Keyana encourages African-American children to feel good about their special hair and be proud of their heritage. A BlackBoard Children's Book of the Year. Full-color illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly
In I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by E.B. Lewis, the narrator loves the nightly ritual of her mother combing her hair (it is "thick as a forest, soft as cotton candy, and curly as a vine winding upward, reaching the sky." About the 1998 hardcover, PW said, "In this gracefully told story, a young African-American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316522755
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards.

E.B. Lewis is the illustrator of two Corretta Scott King Honor Books, including The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis and Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes

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I Love My Hair 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the detailed and beautiful color illustrations. The storyline will remind some readers of the times when their own mothers combed and oiled their hair or just combed and brushed their hair. A beautiful story to share with young members of your family and discuss traditions of styling hair at home. *Good for a self-esteem class or session for six to nine year old youth and they will probably be drawn to the color illustrations in this picture book.
msdixon11113 More than 1 year ago
This book helped my baby girl understand she is beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bibliophilist More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautifully written reminder to black women and their daughters about the wonder that is their hair. Cornrows, single braids with beads, puffs and fros, we all remember feeling like Keyana. I keep this book as a reminder to myself that the way my hair comes out of my head is exactly right. I do not need a relaxer or weave to make me beautiful. My hair is beautiful the way it occurs naturally. I share this story with my niece whenever she is over and she is always so excited by the beauty of her hair when we are finished. Great, great read. aAmust have for all little curly and kinky haired girls as well as their parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a delight to both my 6 year old and I as it makes her proud of her hair as well as reminds me of my childhood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS STORY TOOK ME BACK TO WHEN I WAS A CHILD. I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE WORKS HER MAGIC BUT HER STLYE IS TRULY MAGICAL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story about a little girl named Kenyana who is kind of tenderheaded. Her mom gets her mind off the pain by telling her that her hair is beautiful and imagine it being all of these great things.While reading this book all of these memories came back of when my mom used to braid my hair and how I used to move and cry.I thought the book was a brillant idea and the pictures were fantastic.Its a great book for kids especially little girls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keyana's admiration for her hair, leads us on a journey through her mind, letting us see the repect she has for her hair. Keyana emphasizes the value that her hair has to her and allows us to see her her admiration her her roots. She also let us see how she views her hair as being an important aspect of her life and heritage. I consider this to be a good book for children because it teaches them to be proud of themselves, and thier heritage.