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I Love My Hair!

Tarpley, Natasha (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
I Love My Hair!


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A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair.
Authors: Tarpley, Natasha
Title: I love my hair!
Publisher: Boston :, Little, Brown,, 1998
Edition: 1st board book ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Notes: On board pages
Summary: A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.
ISBN: 9780316525589
0316525588
Branch Call Number: jbb
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This book is about a young African American girl. Keanna, that sits between her mother's "knees" every night for her mother to do her hair. The mother put coconut oil in Keanna's hair along her scalp. The mother is very gentle with Keanna's hair when she combs through it, and is really gentle when she gets to places that are especially tangled. Keanna tries not to cry, but sometimes it hurts, and Keanna tells the mother to stop. The mother tells Keanna that she is lucky to have the hair that she has because it is beautiful and she can wear it however she wants. Keanna wears her hair in many different ways from two pony tails to an afro. I would recommend this book because it is about embracing oneself, and one's race. Keanna is proud of her hair and her mother attributes to that. Keanna believes that she can fly with her hair and that nothing can stop her. The book has very elaborate pictures and what I would consider to be an easy read for children.

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This book is about how a mother combs her daughter's hair every night before she goes to bed, and is very gentle with her hair. The mother also tells the daughter how lucky she is to have her hair as well.

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"Every night before I go to bed, Mama combs my hair." "You can wear it in any style you want to." "I love my hair!"

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