Family, Read Your World

Hair Love By Matthew A. Cherry

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Back of Book:
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.
My Review:
The first time I saw the cover of this book I knew I would love it. The text is charming and follows a dad attempting to navigate his little girl’s wild locks. The story is humorous and shows Zuri’s daddy trying unsuccessfully to style her hair. Finally, they come up with a plan to create the perfect hairstyle. I love that the text is written in a first-person narrative. It allows the readers to connect with Zuri and her story. The illustrations by Vashti Harrison are colorful and bright. They beautifully capture the love between Zuri and her father. I look forward to sharing this book in my classroom during the school year. This story shows readers that everyone’s hair is special and unique. A must-have for any classroom or school library.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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