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I Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
I Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

Now in a board book format--the bestseller that encourages young black children to not only feel good about their special hair but to also feel proud of their heritage. Full color. 11 spreads. Baby/Preschool.

Book Synopsis

A modern classic, this whimsical story has been celebrating the beauty of African-American hair for 20 years!

In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.

I Love My Hair! has been a staple in African-American picture books for 20 years, and now has a fresh, updated cover that shines on the shelves!

Review Quotes

"[A] gracefully told story. Lewis's realistic watercolors take fanciful flight. Together, author and artist impart a reassuring message for all children about the importance of appreciating what they look like as part of who they are."

"A celebration of African American identity...Lewis's watercolors are masterful."

"A very special book about self-acceptance."

"Wonderful watercolor illustrations complete this sensitive, sweet story of learning to love yourself without compromise."

About The Author

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards. She is also the author of I Love My Hair! She currently resides in Illinois.
Dimensions (Overall): 5.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / African-American, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Family / Parents
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co
Format: Board Book
Author: Natasha Tarpley
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2003
TCIN: 11341075
UPC: 9780316525589
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-3286
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 6 inches length x 6 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.24 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations

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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Teach them - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love the book! I bought it as one of our baby shower gifts, so the new parents can read it to their newborn daughter. #instillselfConfidenceFromTheBeginning
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Great book for any age

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kacy - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 1 year old daughter typically doesn't sit through an entire story, but for this one she does! I believe it's because she can identify with the main character and her hair. At one she already recognizes similarities and I'm thankful for the book because she sees herself in the story. She actually goes to get the book for me to read.
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MUST have book on African American hair

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Miss T - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
As a woman of color this book real resonated with me. It took me back to all the days I had to sit in between my moms legs to get my hair done. My daughter is biracial but she still needs to get her hair combed and sometimes she a bit sensitive. This book helps normalize her discomfort and shows her that what she experiences is okay. This book is a MUST have for girls who get their hair styled daily.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Fayee2 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely cute and adorable book!
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Children of color need this book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
YBreyn - 7 years ago
This is a great book for little girls of color to embrace the versatility of their naturally amazing hair. My daughter is not quite old enough to get it yet, but when she does, she will know that other little girls squirm when they get their hair combed as well. She loves the pictures and says "hair!" as she turns the pages. My husband already told her that she wasn't getting a relaxer, so I guess this will be her world. I agree, BUY IT!
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The Truthful Books

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
NAPPY7 - 8 years ago
The book took me back to my childhood when my mother combed my hair as an Afican American child☺️. Very good book for little black girls who dont understand their hair. BUY IT!
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