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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 450L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; 1 edition (January 27, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698114361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698114364
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 9.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A jubilant celebration of black culture . . . with absolutely marvelous drawings." --Publishers Weekly

"It's a happy, sad story full of  pride and great people in our history." --Ebony Junior

"As the children sit to have their hair braided, they hear the regal history of cornrowing. Gammaw and Mama describe it as ancient and symbolic." --Booklist

"Camille Yarbrough captures the warmth of family affection and the pride of our rich heritage in a story that's superbly illustrated by Carole Byard." --Essence




"Camille Yarbrough is a poet, griot and storyteller who has crafted a special, rhythmic and moving story for you and yours. . . . The illustrations by Carole Byard dignify and give all due respect to the story." --Council on Interracial Books for Children

A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for Illustration
A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
THIS BOOK WAS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. THE CORNROWS GIVE A SENSE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PRIDE AND HISTORY. THE BOOK ALSO GIVES SOME FOCUS ON THE PRESENT, BY INCLUDING PROMINENT AFRICAN AMERICANS, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING, CARVER, AND MORE PRESENT ONES LIKE THE MUSIC DIVA ARETHA FRANKLIN! GREAT BOOK FOR NOT ONLY AFRICAN AMERICANS, BUT FOR EVERY RACE. ENJOY!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2000
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I mistakenly ordered this book and once I received it realized it was for children. I sent it back but read it anyway because it only took a few minutes. It's an excellent book for young people to learn to take pride in themselves and their heritage and it's an easy read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Curly on September 1, 2013
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I truly love this book. It teaches self love and pride. My daughter was especially proud to read about a connection between royalty and cornrow designs. She now asks for a princess pattern in her braids. The only downside is the diction in which it is written, I have to adlib a bit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Casey on January 28, 2005
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i remember this book from preschool and loved it - great book for all children.
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