Natural, knotty, fluffy, frizzy, twisted, tangled, pony, puffed!
A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful board book with a powerful message of self-love.
Governor General's Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos, and a mirror to reflect your own baby's beauty.
Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. She is the author of several books for children including Up Home, winner of an Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book, and Africville, nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.
"This country's children's literature still does not seem to adequately reflect the diversity in Canadian society, hence this book is a valuable addition to the body of works meant for the youngest children. It confirms the cruciality of minority children seeing themselves in stories. A book for all children's library collections." — Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)
CBC Books listed My Hair is Beautiful in their "11 Canadian books for kids and young adults to check out during Black History Month".
"My Hair is Beautiful celebrates children with all manner of skin tones and hair types, while also carrying an empowering message for families and children of colour, for whom wearing hair is both culturally significant and vital to form a positive sense of self." —Quill & Quire (Toronto, ON)
Gorgeous. The best-looking board book of the year, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Grant shows off a wide array of babies and toddlers and their magnificent hair. "Natural Knotty", "Fluffy Frizzy", "Twisted Tangled", "Pony Puffed", you name it, it's here. And, of course, there's a mirror in the back for "you". Buy 100 of these. It will never be enough. - School Library Journal, Best of 2020 Board Books, Betsy Bird