I Love My Hair!

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and E.B. Lewis

As Keyana's mother combs her hair, she tells her stories about all the ways it... read more

As Keyana's mother combs her hair, she tells her stories about all the ways it can be styled: in cornrows, as an afro, spun and woven into a puffy bun, or in braids with beads that make tap-tap clicky-clacky sounds when she walks. Her upbeat, positive portrayal of African American hair fills Keyana with pride. E.B. Lewis's realistic watercolor paintings extend the story with his imaginative interpretation of Keyana's thoughts as her mother combs her hair. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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