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My Hair is a Garden
My Hair is a Garden

My Hair is a Garden

5-7

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 9 x 9

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9780807509234

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Apr 2018)

Price: $16.99
 
 

Overview

A gorgeously illustrated story spotlighting self-love and celebrating natural black hair

After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can't take any more and she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the backyard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something to fear. Most importantly, Mackenzie learns that natural black hair is beautiful.

Reviews

"Strikes an effective balance between encouraging self-confidence and explaining step-by-step self improvement; even as Miss Tillie teaches MacKenzie the importance of washing and combing her hair, the older woman reminds the girl that her hair is a garden, and she needs to feed it with love." —The Horn Book Magazine

Author Biography

Cozbi A. Cabrera received a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She is the illustrator of several acclaimed children's picture books. She also designs clothes and makes cloth dolls that have garnered the attention of collectors around the world and have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Chicago.