Book Club Kit: My Beautiful Black Hair by St. Clair Detrick-Jules
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Pub Date 28 Sep 2021 | Archive Date Not set
This is a downloadable and printable resource for book clubs reading My Beautiful Black Hair by St. Clair Detrick-Jules. The kit includes an author interview, discussion questions, and more. This is not the actual book. This kit was sponsored by Chronicle Books.
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About the Book:
A collection of empowering stories and captivating photos, My Beautiful Black Hair celebrates an aspect of Black femininity—natural hair—and embraces it as a central part of Black womanhood.
My Beautiful Black Hair is a book about Black women embracing their natural hair. One hundred and one Black women share their stories of learning to love their natural hair and the immense power in that self-love.
St. Clair Detrick-Jules was inspired to write the book when her little sister, Khloe, came home from preschool where a classmate had told her that her hair was ugly. St. Clair wanted to send a message to Khloe and young Black women everywhere that their hair is beautiful just the way it is.
The stories she captured reveal both the depth of the physical and emotional damage done to many women by relaxing their hair and trying to make it look “acceptable,” and the incredible resilience, self-love, and acceptance they gained by learning to embrace their hair and free themselves from Eurocentric beauty standards.
Average rating from 16 members
I love these Book Club Kits and especially the ones that include an interview with the author. This Book Club Kit was very helpful during our book club discussion. We utilized the list of questions for a deeper discussion.
I have never used a Book Club kit before, but I certainly will again if they are all this useful!
I take part in a small, informal book club with a few friends over Zoom, which can sometimes descend into general chatter. It's so helpful to have insightful discussion topics curated for us to keep us on track. The author interview included in this kit was also a fruitful basis for discussion. An important topic and an important book!