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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)

Weight: .65 Pounds

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: People & Places

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Author: Mechal Renee Roe

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Book theme: African American, United States

Language: English

Street Date: February 11, 2020
TCIN: 77392284
UPC: 9781984895578
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-4456
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



"An illustrated, joyful celebration of African-American boys' hairstyles"--



Book Synopsis



Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating boys with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: I am born to be awesome!

When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!

Boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of hip Black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive message that will make kids cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that You are born to be awesome!

And look for the companion book for girls, Happy Hair.

A timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood.--Kirkus

Readers of this work will relate to the book's positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem's connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome.--Booklist



Review Quotes



A timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood.--Kirkus

Readers of this work will relate to the book's positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem's connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome.--Booklist



About The Author



MECHAL RENEE ROE is a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator (for Superheroes Are Everywhere by Vice President Kamala Harris) and a writer, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. The HAPPY HAIR series was born out of a need to value her own natural hair and all its stages, while creating a foundation of self-love and positivity. Mechal's hometown is University City, Missouri, and she currently lives in Atlanta. Follow Mechal on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @happyhairgirls.
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