Hair, it’s a Family Affair
A little girl named Macy shares with her class all the different hairstyles worn by her family members. Her grandma had a big Afro “like a ball of cotton candy” when she was young. Macy’s big sister and her friends have cornrows and locks, and her cousin Kiki has purple hair. Her baby sister has the sweetest-smelling hair that Macy loves to brush, and her dad has no hair at all.
Mylo Freeman’s picture book is a celebration of hair and a window for all children into the many styles worn by a black family. Plus, other than the hair dye, all the styles are natural. Freeman is also the illustrator, and his bright and colorful illustrations make the page pop. Big sister’s fuzzy rainbow vest reflects her cool style. Macy’s two fuzzy pom-pom pigtails on top of her head and her pink heart-print skirt adds texture to the page. Each page is richly detailed and complements all of the characters’ styles and unique hairdos. The story is a celebration of diversity told through a family’s hair.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||28 pages|
|Publisher||Cassava Republic Press|
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