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In bell hooks's first venture into children's books, she wisely teams up with Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Chris Raschka (Yo! Yes?, Mysterious Thelonious). Raschka's bold paint strokes on a color wash background are strikingly original--a perfect match for the exuberant text. This beautiful picture book will surely make any reader, young or old, happy to be nappy--and anyone who raved or ranted over Carolivia Herron and illustrator Joe Cepeda's Nappy Hair will welcome this joyful, celebratory book. (Click to see a sample spread. Text copyright 1999 by bell hooks. Illustrations copyright 1999 by Chris Raschka. With permission of Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.) (Ages 3 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Raising 2 little "Nappy" girls, this book means a lot to me and them!!! thanks soooo much!!!Published 2 months ago by Robert Thompson
I order and sent this book to a friend who runs a day care center. The children love this book and the girls have a reference they can identify with.Published 2 months ago by Dede
Gloria Jean Watkins (commonly known under pen name bell hooks) and Chris Raschka worked together to create the remarkable “Happy to be Nappy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tova Steele
So great! Colorful and happy with a lot of different hairstyles represented!Published 3 months ago by Sharon
How on earth the bell hooks/Chris Raschka were allowed to go out of print is beyond me. Love this book.Published 9 months ago by MKMcWillie
My 7 year old has "nappy" hair but I am trying to make her see the beauty in her natural hair though great books like this. Read more
This is a great story for young girls of color. This book instills feeling of confidence for girls who might not be of the "norm" - white with straight hair. Read morePublished 20 months ago by SatisfiedAmazoner