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I Love My Hair!

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair.

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Independent Reading Level Grade 3-5
Awards and Honors: CCBC, selection (2002)
  Federico_Romero | May 2, 2023 |
“A very special book about self-Acceptance.” School library
“ Wonderful … a[A} sweet story of learning to love yourself without compromise.” Chicago Tribune. ( )
  kearri | Apr 6, 2023 |
The story is about a young girl name Keyana, she describes all the different ways she can wear her hair, from braids and twists to afro and pony tails .keyana's mother care for her hair and make it look beautiful, and they also teach her to love and appreciate her hair, as an important part of her identity. The book promote self -acceptance and encourage readers to celebrate their unique beauty.

Ages: 3-5
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  shersimo | Mar 28, 2023 |
- picture book
- When Keyana sits down to have her hair combed by her mother, she tells her that it hurts sometimes to have her hair combed. She feels annoyed by the type of hair she has. After hearing this Keyana's mother explains all of the reasons why she should be proud of her hair. Keyana fondly reflects on her favorite hairstyles and why they are so amazing.
- I enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful message about self-love and embracing who you are. It teaches children not to be discouraged by all of the things that make us unique, but to embrace them.
  daugusto | Mar 7, 2021 |
Whether it be braided or Afro-ed, or straightened, Natasha Tarpley really captured the beauty of black girls' hair. I remember as a little girl going get my hair braided and the smell of coconut oil on my scalp following me all the way back home. I could still hear the clicky clacky of the beads that adorned the ends of my braids. Plastic beads held on by aluminum foil. I remember braiding my daughters' hair, too. Same beads. Same clicky clacky. Our hair is just like us. Black girls come in all shades of beautiful colors and our hair comes in all types of wonderful textures. We could style it. Profile it. Our hair could even be fried, dyed, and laid to the side. I love, love, love this book. I Love My Hair is a book, in my opinion, that is simply...unbe"weave"able! ( )
  J.Peterson | Apr 17, 2020 |
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3 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0316523755, 0316525588, 0316522759


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