Princess Hair

by Sharee Miller

Paperback, 2018

Status

Request

Call number

813.6

Collection

Publication

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2018), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages

Description

Little girls pretending to be princesses celebrate the different shapes, textures, and styles of their black hair.

User reviews

LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Author/illustrator Sharee Miller makes her picture-book debut with Princess Hair, which offers an affirmational celebration of all the different kinds of black hair. Whether it's Afros or dreadlocks, Bantu knots or kinks, every kind of black hair is princess hair, and all the little girls who wear such hair do fun, princess things...

The politics of black hair is a subject that surfaces from time to time, in the world of adult discussion here in the states, and it has also been explored in a number of picture-books intended for children over the years. In the 1990s there was bell hooks' Happy to Be Nappy and Natasha Anastasia Tarpley's I Love My Hair. More recently, there was Cozbi Cabrera's My Hair is a Garden, aimed (like the previous two books, at girls). Boys' hair has also gotten attention, most recently in last year's Caldecott Honor title, Crown. Sharee Miller's contribution is sweet and lighthearted, pairing a simple, upbeat text with cute illustrations showing little girls with various hairstyles cavorting on the page. I think I prefer the Cabrera book, aesthetically speaking (the artwork there is gorgeous), but for young girls with a princess fascination, this might be the better book.
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LibraryThing member RaeganZuyus
this book is a real beautiful way to show students that all hair is beautiful. In our society there is a beauty standard that is set that leaves out so many amazing hair styles and textures. This book shows how they are all beautiful and worthy of value. I would definitely use this in my classroom to showcase all hairstyles and promote acceptance.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

0316441228 / 9780316441223
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