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The Hair Book

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My kid loved this book. The colours were lovely and the representation was beautiful. This was such a simple book but so fun go read with my kid. The hair book is a book that reflects on how hair is different but all beautiful in different ways.
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A great board book for littles. It introduces diversity and acceptance in a perfectly age appropriate way.
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The blurb of the book appealed to me. I teach toddlers and am all about helping them feel positive about their bodies and looks. This book seemed like a perfect fit for my classroom and after reading it, I plan on using it in my room. 

Simple text combined with bright, spare illustrations should be appealing to toddlers and preschoolers. Jones includes a variety of hair styles and doesn't shy away from hair coverings. The pictures are adorable and engaging, and the text simple enough to keep a toddler's attention. The book is educational, in a gentle manner. I wasn't familiar with kippah hair so I Googled it. I imagine families and classes will find images or terms that spark conversation or learning but the book doesn't shove it down children's throats. 

I recommend this book to anyone with a young child in their life.
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This is a simple and lovely book for young readers celebrating hair in all its various shapes and forms.  This would be a great book to have on a classroom library shelf so kids can look through and see themselves, and all types of people, on the page.   It could be the start of a good discussion about how we're all different but all still a vital part of our classrooms, homes, and communities.   The simple text and bright, colorful illustrations are perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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This is such a great book! Really beautiful and fuun pictures with a very important message that is easy for kids to understand. My son loved this book so much! We actually got a copy of the board book and the mirror at the end was a BIG hit! Such a great idea. This book is amazing and I'll definitely be recommending it. 

"No matter your hair, you are welcome everywhere!" 

Thank you Union Square Kids for a digital copy of this book! This book is due for publication 5/3/22. 

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This children’s book was adorable. It’s vibrant colors and one word descriptions of all the different hair types offer a perfect portrait of inclusivity. It is a great board book for the little ones and I can’t wait to read this one to my two children as they grow up.
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Yay! This is a joy! I love that the message is about acceptance for everyone's hair! I will be buying this for sure! The illustrations are so fun and bright!
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The Hair Book is a cute, artistic children's book about the different types and styles of hair. Kids and adults will have fun reading this book together. It uses bold, bright colors and it will definitely open up a discussion about the different types of hair children have observed during their young lives. 

Cultural Knowledge
You might even learn about a hairstyle that you were not familiar with before. For me, that was kippah hair. I am very familiar with the term yarmulke, which is a synonym for kippah and is a traditional Jewish hair covering. On that note, I loved that different types of hair covering were included in the book!

This book fosters curiosity and the use of observational skills. Kids will recognize some hairstyles, while other may be new to them. Some they may have seen but did not have the vocabulary for them yet. From an adult perspective, this book gives the current generation a chance to see the joy in people's similarities and differences. It's an opportunity to allow children to learn while leaving fear and stereotypes out of the equation. Where once books commonly only referenced short or long hair, now we have a book that gives a visual for multiple types of covered hairstyles - both secular and religious; as well as to hairstyles that have cultural significance.

For those educators of older children and teens, I would consider using this book to foster discussion on inclusivity. I would also discuss with them their feelings on the hairstyles they were familiar with versus those they were not as familiar with or had never seen personally before. 

Arts Integration
The artistic style use for the illustrations can be recreated with construction paper or paint. I would definitely have fun recreating a hairstyle with my preschooler. We would start with us recreating our own hair and then choosing to recreate a hairstyle we've seen while out  in the community. I think kids would find it a fun follow-up activity too.
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I'm waiting to get the hard copy book since this .acsm file will not open in my kindle app and unable to open it
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I really loved this book. It's simplistic but definitely not in a bad way. In an "easy for children to understand" way. The book was gorgeous and beautiful and full of acceptance of all times of hair. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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The Hair Book by LaTonya Yvette is a bold and bright celebration of diversity.  A must-have for all youth educators, this is a fantastic tool for exploring differences in bodies.
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It was the cover and simplistic title that caught my attention.  The text was very minimal (reminding me of Todd Parr books).  It's accompanied by a unique style of the illustrations - very bright and colourful!  I think this book would be perfect for primary students where they can discuss all the ways that make us unique.
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I love this simple picture book that facilitates conversations with our littlest readers about the differences in the way people look, and which celebrates all types of hair! Amanda Jane Jones' bright layered illustrations complement Latonya Yvette's simple text and concept just perfectly. I love that the basic descriptions of hair (long hair, short hair, etc) are interspersed with more goofy ones (monster hair, windy hair) to keep the tone light and joyful. I plan to feature this book as one of my "bookseller recommendations" for youth in the coming months and am so glad I got the opportunity to preview you it first here on Netgalley. Thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!
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This is a nice and simple book about diversity in terms of hair. I like the simplicity of the book - it is this quality that makes it a perfect read for the younger kids.
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This is a super simple book. It’s being published as a picture book and a board book at the same time. It shows a very graphic style picture of a specific hairstyle,  whether mustache, Afro, wavy, and even one I need to look up called kippah hair. It doesn’t matter your hairstyle the only thing that matters is that you are welcome here.
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No matter your hair, you are welcome everywhere! What a perfect sentence to sum up this picture book!

The Hair Book is quite simple, with bright and colourful pictures. But sometimes the simplest things are the ones that little kids understand best, and that is what I think this book will do!

It doesn't really matter is you have red hair, afro hair, long hair, very short hair or no hair at all, we are all equally amazing and important.
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This was a cute book about acceptance and it focuses on different hairstyles. The illustrations are interesting, layered, and colorful.
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This is a short picture book with simple and short lines of alliterative text and which represents the many different ways people could wear their hair. This book is a perfect opportunity to show and teach about diversity and inclusion to young children. Whether you wear a hijab, have an afro or are bald our hair styles make us unique and special. This would be a great metaphor for older students when considering the reasons that there is prejudice or exclusion based on differences. In this case hair could represent burqa-bans, segregation or antisemitism and how ridiculous it is to treat people differently for choices they make with the clothes they wear, the language they speak or the religion they practice. 

While I think this book is likely aimed at early years readers in the age 3-6 range, I think it could be a valuable opportunity for teachers of older students to introduce discussions about race, diversity and inclusion.

I really appreciate the opportunity from Netgalley and the publisher to read and review an advance copy of this book! I am looking forward to purchasing a copy for my students in the future!
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This book is an adorable introduction to all the different ways people wear their hair!  It would be a wonderful board book or book for pre-school age children.  I absolutely love the bold illustrations!  I appreciate that they included covered hair (a woman in hijab) and β€œall gone hair” (a bald person).  A super sweet book that would be a great addition to any baby to preschool age library.
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The Hair Book is a fun, colorful and easy way to show young readers how many kinds of hair there are, and that each and every one is valid, important and loved. The art is the focal point here, and with the minimal words, The Hair Book allows children and their caregivers to think and talk about what they read as they go. Each type of hair gets the same amount of space and words, and at the end, they're all shown together as a community. A very simple way to show young readers themselves and the people in the world.
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