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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.
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 10 months ago by SatisfiedAmazoner
Such a good book for children....They need to always stay happy! Everyone needs something to be happy about...and this book is great!Published 18 months ago by Janet Scott
I thought this book was going to be more of a story about one little girl, but it has images of various girls with different hair types and describes the various hair types and how... Read morePublished on February 28, 2010 by C. Mick
I was a grown woman when I first read bell hooks's "Happy to be Nappy."
The NAACP Image Award nominee (2001) is not a bad way to celebrate the kinks and curls of a... Read more
I bought the board book for a friend's 1-year old daughter after my friend talked about how there's not many children's books about black children and discussing various things... Read morePublished on January 19, 2007 by Claire D.
Great book showing the great variety of hair types and style among beautifully painted brown-skinned girls in bold watercolor. Read morePublished on March 5, 2006 by Sim_Sun