Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review : I Love My Hair!

Title: I Love My Hair

Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrator: E.B. Lewis

Every night before she goes to bed, Keyana sits down between her mother's knees to have her hair combed. But no matter how gently Mama pulls, it still hurts sometimes! Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair, but Mama says she is because she can wear it any way she chooses. "I can spin your hair into a fine, soft yarn, just like our grandmothers did at their spinning wheels," she tells her. "Or I can part your hair into strait lines and plant rows of braids along your scalp, the way we plant seeds in our garden." Soon Keyana, too, finds reasons to love her hair, and she wears it any way she chooses with pride.

In my opinion, this book "I Love My Hair" truly brought back so many memories of my Mama and Big Mama doing my hair.   I remember those Saturdays sitting in the kitchen with that dreaded hot comb.  I was so tender headed and literally cried for hours and begged Mama to stop.   It never failed that no matter how hard I tried to keep from getting burned each week it was either my neck or my ear.  About five years ago I made the decision to embrace my natural hair in an effort to inspire my daughter Kourtney to do the same. But this book really focuses on loving yourself. Loving your hair, loving your style and your heritage. We are all beautiful in our own way.  I highly recommend this book for the ages 4-8.  As a parent it was important for my daughter to have some books with characters with features similar to her. 
I absolutely loved this book and have added it to my daughter's personal library.  It currently is her favorite book at bedtime.  Here is a picture of her embracing her natural hair... 


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