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Every morning Papa combs through his daughter’s waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out. Some days he braids her hair in two twists down the side of her face. Other days he weaves it into one long braid hanging down her back, just like a unicorn tail. But her favorite style is when he combs her hair in a tight bun on the top of her head, just like the joora he wears every day under his turban. They call this their hair twin look!
I received a copy of this picture book from Little Brown Books in exchange for an honest review.
Hair Twins by Raakhee Mirchandani is a loving story that shows a wonderful father-daughter relationship and showcases Sikh hair traditions. The first person narrative is from the young girl and uses expressive language, and similes to describe the different ways that her papa styles her hair. Readers learn how Sikh hair is styled, and warn depending on the different day’s activities. The illustrations by Holly Hatam make the text come alive. Each page is filled with vivid color and detail. The back of the book has a lovely photo of the father and daughter that this story is based on. As well as, more information about Sikh hair traditions. This is a beautiful story that celebrates parental relationships, culture, and loving your hair.
Ages 5 and up
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