No matter your hair, you are welcome everywhere.
The Hair Book by LaTonya Yvette and Illustrated by Amanda Jones is a bold, graphic book celebrating all types of hair in two formats – paper-over-board picture book and a board book for the littlest readers – publishing simultaneously.
With striking, colorful graphics and simple alliterative text, this colorful read-aloud features poufy hair, wavy hair, Afro hair, hair covered in a hijab, and more. The message is clear: no matter what you look like, you are beautiful, valued and welcome everywhere.
The Hair Book is a great children’s book that is all about inclusion no matter how your hair looks like. We absolutely adored this book and how many different ways/styles you can have your hair.
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! It was neat to go through each page and see if we knew anyone with that specific hair. We were able to name a few people that we knew and we came up with why we love their specific hair. It was great fun and of course we picked our own hair. It was a great way to boost our self-esteem and how our hair makes us amazing!
If you would like to purchase this great book for your little one, click here.
About the Author and Illustrator
LaTonya Yvette is a Brooklyn, NY-born and based writer, creative director, and founder of LY, an eponymous lifestyle site focused on style, motherhood, culture, and wellbeing. LaTonya’s first book Woman of Color was published in 2019 (Abrams), and her next body of work is a collection of essays to be published by Dial Press. To learn more about LaTonya, click here.
Amanda Jane Jones is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, and a mother of three. She is the author of Yum Yummy Yuck, the founding designer and cocreator of Kinfolk magazine, and the founder of Define Magazine. To learn more about Amanda, click here.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.