A New York Times Bestseller and tie-in to Academy-Award Winning Short Film "Hair Love" "I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this." - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from Academy-Award winning director and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison. Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere. A perfect gift for special occasions including Father’s Day, birthdays, baby showers, and more!

Author Matthew A. Cherry
Isbn 0525553487
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-05-14
Pages 32
Language English
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This children’s book was inspired by the little African American girls in my family and the experiences and challenges they face on the schoolyard and classrooms. Young African American girls are lead to believe that they are inferior to other races, and this book is meant to inspire and lift them up. Young African American girls are often ridiculed for having different hair. They are asked many questions from other children, and they need to be lifted and honored for their heritage. It is my hope that other kids of different backgrounds could learn from the words written in this book and come to realize that we are all made in the image of God Almighty, and he loves us all just the way we are.

Author Christine Bolton
Isbn 1646283554
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2020-11-13
Pages 30
Language English
File format PDF

This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime. In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up! My brother slips a durag over his locs. Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head. Daddy covers his black waves with a cap. Mama gathers her corkscrew curls in a scarf. I always wear a bonnet over my braids, but tonight I can't find it anywhere! Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit, multi-generational family. Perfect for readers of Hair Love and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut!

Author Nancy Redd
Isbn 1984895265
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-04-07
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens...until, finally, Aria has had enough! Author-illustrator Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a new, fresh, level as she doesn't seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful--she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.

Author Sharee Miller
Isbn 0316484083
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-12-04
Pages 40
Language English
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The instant New York Times bestseller! From the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world. Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamarr, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Some names are known, some are not, but all of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.

Author Vashti Harrison
Isbn 0316417602
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-11-06
Pages 96
Language English
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Princesses with curls wear pearls. Princesses with head wraps take long naps. And princesses with teeny-weeny Afros wear teeny-weeny bows. Celebrate different hair shapes, textures, and styles in this self-affirming picture book! From dreadlocks to blowouts to braids, Princess Hair shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of black hair, showing young readers that every kind of hair is princess hair. Debut author-illustrator Sharee Miller encourages confidence and pride in this playful, colorful picture book that teaches readers to love every bit of themselves.

Author Sharee Miller
Isbn 0316441201
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 32
Language English
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Ali and her middle school classmates are raising flocks of fairies to make their wishes come true. But growing a flock is harder than it sounds: the fairies eat only human hair, and the rules for dealing with them are confusing, misleading, and subject to change. As Ali and her friends struggle to earn their wishes, mistakes are made, spells go awry, and soon Ali is up against hundreds of two-inch-tall imps who have very big plans—to replace all the parents in town!—and the power to carry them out. Comedy and fantasy intertwine in this lively tale of intrigue, magic, and the power of hair.

Author Mary G. Thompson
Isbn 0544308905
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-08-05
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

A fresh and fun celebration of natural hair for babies and toddlers! My Hair is the perfect introduction to an array of beautiful hairstyles for tiny naturalistas-in-training! Known for her popular Black Queens and Black Kings coloring books for adults, Danielle Murrell Cox creates a colorful and bouncy board book to pair with favorites such as Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooks; Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry; and I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley. A great gift for baby showers, birthdays, and other special occasions!

Author Danielle Murrell Cox
Isbn 0063062208
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-06-23
Pages 24
Language English
File format PDF

This essential resource for little girls and their parents features 50 fun styles to wear to school, parties, and playdates. Each style is accompanied by chic photography, easy-to-follow illustrations, and cross-references to other similar styles to try. This comprehensive guide also includes tips for junior hair care and advice on accessories such as clips and ribbons. From a Minnie Mouse bun for a themed birthday party to a French braid perfect for trampolining with friends, Braids & Buns, Ponies & Pigtails includes all the information parents need to create pretty styles any little girl will love.

Author Jenny Strebe
Isbn 1452152268
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating girls with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: "I love being me!" Full 'fro, cute bow! I love being me! Smart girl, cool curls! I love being me! Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of beautiful Black hairstyles. From a cute crop to pom-pom puffs, adorable illustrations of girls with gorgeous braids, blowouts, and bantus grace each page, side by side with a positive message that will make girls cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote self-esteem for girls of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every girl know "You are made beautiful!" Look for all the books in the Happy Hair series: Cool Cuts—a celebration of boys with natural black hair I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)—a level one reader about joy and self-esteem, for kids learning how to read

Author Mechal Renee Roe
Isbn 1984895567
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-10-15
Pages 32
Language English
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Fans of the hit Bravo show Tabatha's Salon Takeover tune in for the straight-shooting, unvarnished commentary of its ballsy, stylish, and savvy star. Though millions admire Tabatha Coffey's unflinching honesty and never-say-die attitude, some do not and have even taken to name-calling. Refusing to let others define her, she has reclaimed the word "bitch," transforming it to fit the person she is: Brave, Intelligent, Tenacious, Creative, and Honest. In It's Not Really About the Hair, this deeply private woman shares the experiences of her own life to encourage you to get in touch with your own inner bitch. Tabatha reveals how she used her strength and openness to help define her signature look, personal relationships, life choices, and tenacious work ethic—one that in her own words likens her to "a pit bull with a bone." Here are the people and the circumstances that have led her to a place of honesty, self-assurance, satisfaction, and success—from her tough-minded mum to her famous mentors, her peers, and clients. Part memoir, part business manual, and part coaching guide on achieving self-acceptance and love, It's Not Really About the Hair teaches you that it's all right to be who you are, stand up for what you believe in, and do what makes you happy without being defined by others. Tabatha Coffey's raw, funny, shocking, and always inspirational story will encourage you to celebrate the long-lasting and most important beauty of all—the true beauty that is you.

Author Tabatha Coffey
Isbn 0062078542
Genre Self-Help
Year 2011-01-25
Pages 240
Language English
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Black girl magic takes the solar system in Stella's Stellar Hair, a celebration of hair, family, and self-love from debut author-illustrator Yesenia Moises! It’s the day of the Big Star Little Gala, and Stella's hair just isn't acting right! What’s a girl to do? Simple! Just hop on her hoverboard, visit each of her fabulous aunties across the solar system, and find the perfect hairdo along the way. Stella’s Stellar Hair celebrates the joy of self-empowerment, shows off our solar system, and beautifully illustrates a variety of hairstyles from the African diaspora. Backmatter provides more information about each style and each planet. An Imprint Book

Author Yesenia Moises
Isbn 1250820227
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-01-05
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls. Me Morning Mirror Smile Shine big hair love This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.

Author Ruth Forman
Isbn 153444632X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-12-22
Pages 26
Language English
File format PDF

Mira doesn't like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls at the back. It curls everywhere! She wants it to be straight and smooth, just like her Mama's. But then something unpredictable happens . . . and Mira will never look at her mama's hair the same way again! A delightful celebration of natural hair and the courage it takes to be yourself.

Author Maryam Al Serkal
Isbn 1913747050
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-06-01
Pages 32
Language English
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In the vibrant sequel to the critically acclaimed The Magic Poof, we find the practical Ange-Marie facing a test when her mischievous Poof reveals himself to a perfect stranger! That stranger is Ling. A daredevil and fashionista as unique as the Poof and Ange-Marie herself. With Ling swinging from to and fro on the jungle gym at school the Poof decides to catch her when she falls. But now that a stranger knows Ange-Maries secret, how will Ling react? Find out in this enchanting sequel that teaches the importance of being yourself while making friends with others. The Magic Poof A New Friend is an vibrant story bundled with adventure and delight.

Author Stephen Hodges
Isbn 149318444X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 34
Language English
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The Spiritual Canticle is one of St John's greatest works. Using the simple metaphor of the spouse and the bride, he sketches a series of dialogues between God and the soul, rihc in natural imagery. The fragrant vineyards, fruitful valleys and green hills, flocks of sheep and clear streams all speak of the Object of mystical love. The images of the basic Spiritual Canticle are so beautiful and its music so captivating that many who first heard it begged St John to write a commentary, together with its profound reflections on the relations of the soul to God, has become one of the world's richest sources of meditation. The commentary and the sublime poetry that inspired them form what is presented here as the complete Spiritual Canticle.

Author R.H.J. Steuart
Isbn 1441153381
Genre Religion
Year 1999-01-07
Pages 484
Language English
File format PDF

In this work, Dan Jensen offers the conservative Evangelical community a no-nonsense assessment of the growing and aggressive progressive Christian movement. Jensen provides two chapters of personal testimony, a short overview of the history behind the progressive Christian movement, a brief summary of the teachings of the movement, and then he clearly elucidates the fact that the progressive Christian possesses absolutely no biblical foundation. Jensen makes it clear why this movement must be countered by conservative Evangelicals.

Author Dan Jensen
Isbn 151278513X
Genre Religion
Year 2017-06-15
Pages 340
Language English
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"They don't think I'm viable, because I'm a Black woman with natural hair and no husband." This comment was made by Stacey Abrams shortly before the 2018 Democratic primary after she became the first Black woman to win a majory party's nomination for governor. Abrams' sentiment reflects the wider environment for Black women in politics, in which racist and sexist cultural ideas have long led Black women to be demeaned and fetishized for their physical appearance. In Sister Style, Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi argue that Black women's political experience and the way that voters evaluate them is shaped overtly by their skin tone and hair texture, with hair being a particular point of scrutiny. They ask what the politics of appearance for Black women mean for Black women politicians and Black voters, and how expectations about self-presentation differ for Black women versus Black men, White men, and White women. Black women running for office face pressure, often from campaign consultants and even close colleagues, to change their style in order to look more like White women. However, as this book shows, Black women candidates and elected officials react differently to these pressures depending on factors like age and incumbency. Moreover, Brown and Lemi delve into the ways in which Black voters react to Black female candidates based on appearance. They base their argument, in part, on focus groups with Black women candidates and elected officials, and show that there are generational differences that determine what sorts of styles Black women choose to adopt and to what extent they change their physical appearance based on external expectations.

Author Nadia E. Brown,Danielle Casarez Lemi
Isbn 0197540597
Genre Political Science
Year 2021-01-19
Pages N.A
Language English
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Justine Manley is forced to resign from the Ontario Provincial Police. Due to her skills, she is soon recruited by the Canadian Secret Intelligence Service as a “deniable” operative. Her assignment: find the man accused of abducting Somalian woman Fozia Yahye. Justine’s mission takes her to London where she encounters several dangerous characters but also a bit of help. She enlists the aid of debt collectors Pinkie and Roy to help her solve Fozia’s disappearance while stopping a group of human traffickers known as “The Falcon.” As Justine encounters friendship, deception, and violence, she follows clues that lead her to armed robbers, psychopaths, mercenaries, and double-crossers. Soon, Justine comes to realize she is not the only one looking for the notorious Falcon. She battles against a group of professional killers who seem to be one step ahead of her and hell-bent on eradicating anyone connected with the Falcon.

Author Ralph Robb
Isbn 148349165X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-05-21
Pages N.A
Language English
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Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This box set includes: AN AMISH HOLIDAY FAMILY (A Green Mountain Blessings novel) By Jo Ann Brown When Mennonite midwife Beth Ann Overholt went to Evergreen Corners to help rebuild after a flood, she never expected to take in three abandoned children—especially with an Amish bachelor by her side. But this temporary family with Robert Yoder might just turn out to be the perfect Christmas gift… HIS CHRISTMAS WISH (A Wander Canyon novel) By Allie Pleiter Still reeling from his sister’s death, Jake Sanders intends to give his orphaned nephew the best Christmas ever. So when little Cole’s preschool teacher, Emma Mullins, offers to help him care for the boy, he’s grateful for her guidance. But can their blossoming love survive the dark truth Emma’s hiding? SURPRISE CHRISTMAS FAMILY (A Thunder Ridge novel) By Renee Ryan Armed with custody papers, Hope Jeffries heads to a small Colorado town to convince her nieces’ father to give her full guardianship. But Walker Evans is the wrong twin—the girls’ uncle. As they track down his brother, can Walker and Hope join forces to give their little nieces a traditional family Christmas? For more stories filled with love and faith, look for Love Inspired November 2020 Box Set—1 of 2

Author Jo Ann Brown,Allie Pleiter,Renee Ryan
Isbn 1488060827
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-11-01
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF