THE FIRST THAT I HEARD OF A BOOK GEARED TOWARDS MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL THAT WENT STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. IT REPRESENTS TO ME A STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL BONDING EXPERIENCE BETWEEN A DAUGHTER AND A MOTHER. I TOO HAD THAT EXPERIENCE WITH MY MOTHER AND HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO PASS THAT EXPERIENCE ALONG TO MY DAUGHTER SO THAT WHEN SHE IS OLD ENOUGH TO PASS IT ALONG TO HER DAUGHTER, I HOPE THAT THIS BOOK IS IN GOOD CONDITION TO USE. IT SHOWS THAT BONDING EXPERIENCES OF GETTING MY HAIR DONE WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN MY LIFE.
Beautifully illustrated watercolor paintings. Simply written, it would give the most disheartend child (or parent), such an uplifted self image. It aquaints our hair with all things so mighty and beautiful, and just may make our labour of love (our hair)worth while.Re-affirms our image of ourself as beautiful, as opposed as to the media's sterotype of what is beautiful. It just might make all that combing and braiding, a little more bearable. Wish I had had a book like this!
Lovely book with nice illustration. My daughter got this kind of hair and she enjoys watching and reading it. Would recommend for any girl with this hair to see how beautiful and special it is. My daughter identifies herself with the hair combing situation and it helps her to know she is not the only one. Thanks for a nice book
As a curriculum writer for a school district in Brooklyn, I recommended this book for all of our Project Read summer classes. Both children and teachers loved it! The children could easily relate to the story and wanted to hear more about the author.
I loved this book. I am a public librarian and a mother. It is so difficult to find any material that gives black children a sense of self and this book accomplishes the task!!! Also, the illustrations by E. B. Lewis are wonderful.