Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison. PICTURE BOOK. Kokila (Penguin), 2019. $18. 9780525553366
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3): ESSENTIAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Zuri’s hair kinks and curls like it has a mind of its own. Today is a big day, but only Daddy is around to help her do something with her mane. Together they try different styles with various levels of failure. Thankfully YouTube comes to their rescue!
Anyone (men?) who hasn’t had much to do with styling little girls' hair will empathize with the father struggling to tame his daughter’s hair. It doesn’t matter what your hair texture is – this is super fun to read! Here’s a link to a short video by the author and illustrator.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS
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