In Black Hair Love, readers will delight in a collection of poems, from freestyle, rhythmic, concrete, haiku and an ode based on the author's experiences and transformative thoughts regarding her love for black peoples’ hair. These powerful poems incite self-love and appreciation of black culture while exploring the underrepresented beauty the culture possesses. Black Hair Love is a series of poetry for all ages. Amazing features of the poems include wonderful imagery, memories of hair care, routine/maintenance, avant-garde flow, and empowerment. Readers will leave with a different perspective about black peoples’ hair, which is the goal for Black Hair Love!
The middle book and teen book illustrations are created by Ija Charles. She is a self-taught painter and entrepreneur. Her series range from portraits of ordinary people to a diverse sampling of symbols from our day to day culture.
It is important for youth to see images of themselves, as they develop a sense of self and explore during their toddler years. This book was birthed from the love of black peoples’ hair and seeing lack of representation in early learning literature. Enjoy this preschool edition as you discuss the uniqueness of each child’s hair, notice the repetition of the alphabet in the beginning of each word, and count together as you read Black Hair Love!
A collection of poems that encourage black culture appreciation and self-love in youth of color ages 7 to 12, by celebrating their beautiful hair.
A collection of poems that ignite black culture appreciation, promotes self-love in the people of color, and represents underrepresented beautiful hair.
Black Hair Love
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