Jordan's Hair

Jordan's Hair

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by Edward L. Spruill, Sonya Spruill, Stephen Mercer Peringer
     
 

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In JORDAN'S HAIR, Jordan is a four year old African-American in a white pre-school. He begins to ask his parents many questions such as why his hair and color are different, and how can he look like his friends. Through the help of his teacher, he realizes that being different is not a bad thing.  See more details below

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In JORDAN'S HAIR, Jordan is a four year old African-American in a white pre-school. He begins to ask his parents many questions such as why his hair and color are different, and how can he look like his friends. Through the help of his teacher, he realizes that being different is not a bad thing.

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Children's Literature
A young African American boy develops a sense of cultural identity and self-esteem in this story. After questioning his appearance and wishing he could be different, Jordan finally accepts his hair texture and skin color. Ed and Sonya Spruill highlight an important message; the most important qualities of a person are inside, not outside. With colorful illustrations, Stephen Mercer Peringer brings this boy to life with charming details. 2005, Judson Press, Ages 3 to 6.
—Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817014841
Publisher:
Judson Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
1,144,861
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author



My wife, Sonya, is an Elementary school teacher, and I am a High school teacher with a gift of doing illustrations. We are both graduated from Florida State University, having majored in Education. We plan to write and illustrate a series of books about our son Jordan.

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Jordan's Hair 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
rgoins002 7 months ago
This book shouldn't be brought at all. It doesn't promote self esteem for a young Black child and the words in the book encourage self-hatred. The introduction and online summary of this book by the author is definitely misleading and it doesn't portray a positive hair image for a child of color. Luckily, my wife and I quickly noticed the incorrect perception and stopped showing/reading the book immediately to our 3 year old son.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good book. My son's name is actually Jordan and we were looking for a book that related to differences in culture and appearance from his friends at school. This book is excellent for children to read and understand. Thanks to the authors for writing a story that truly was a blessing for my Jordan.