Hair Love

by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison

African American Zuri has hair with “a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and... read more

African American Zuri has hair with “a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way.” It’s a special day calling for perfect hair, and Daddy tries hard to create Zuri’s usual styles, but his results aren’t up to her standards. After frustration and some tears, the duo eventually consult an online video tutorial. With the proper tools and close attention to directions, Zuri emerges with flawless puff buns. She’s just in time for the day’s special moment: welcoming Mommy home. Mommy (clearly her daughter’s regular stylist) is impressed with both her daughter’s hair and her husband’s loving persistence. The digital art style illustrations reflect the animated short film on which the book is based. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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