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I Love My Hair!

I Love My Hair!

by Natasha Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia Tarpley Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Every night before she goes to bed, Keyana sits down between her mother's knees to have her hair combed. But no matter how gently Mama pulls, it sometimes still hurts! Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair, but Mama says she is because she can wear it any way she chooses. "I can spin you hair into fine, soft yarn, just like our grandmothers did at their spinning wheels", she tells her. "Or I can part your hair into straight lines and plant rows of braids along your scalp, the way we plant seeds in our garden". Soon Keyana, too, finds reasons to love her hair, and she wears it any way she chooses with pride.
Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Publisher
Megan Tingley Books
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Authors and Illustrator

Natasha Tarpley
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Contributor Image Alt Tag E. B. Lewis E. B. Lewis has won a Coretta Scott King Award as well as a Caldecott Honor. He lives in New Jersey.

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