My Hair is Beautiful

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Pub Date 23 Oct 2019 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2021
Nimbus Publishing, Nimbus Publishing Limited

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Description

Natural, knotty, fluffy, frizzy, twisted, tangled, pony, puffed!

A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful board book with a powerful message of self-love.

Governor General's Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos, and a mirror to reflect your own baby's beauty.

Natural, knotty, fluffy, frizzy, twisted, tangled, pony, puffed!

A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful board book with a...


A Note From the Publisher

First & Best Selection for children 0-5, Toronto Public Library, 2020

First & Best Selection for children 0-5, Toronto Public Library, 2020


Advance Praise

Toddler-PreS–Afros, cornrows, and more are highlighted in this wonderful board book all about hair. Each page features a photo of a young Black child with the hair described in the spare text, while a mirror feature at the end encourages little ones to view their own hair. This celebration of natural hair is a first purchase.  -STARRED REVIEW - School Library Journal, July 2020

"[This book] confirms the cruciality of minority children seeing themselves in stories. A book for all children’s library collections.”
–CM Reviews, Highly Recommended (4 Stars)

"My Hair is Beautiful celebrates children with all manner of skin tones and hair types, while also carrying an empowering message for families and children of colour, for whom wearing hair is both culturally significant and vital to form a positive sense of self." —Quill & Quire

Title included on CBC Books’ 30 Canadian picture books to watch for this fall,

Toddler-PreS–Afros, cornrows, and more are highlighted in this wonderful board book all about hair. Each page features a photo of a young Black child with the hair described in the spare text, while...


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ISBN 9781771087667
PRICE CA$9.95 (CAD)

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A very cute board book! With simple text and exciting photographs, this board book will catch the attention of babies easily. Showcasing the wonderful hairstyles a baby might see everyday, this book will be a favorite for lap time. Engaging and instructive, this is a great board book to add to any library's collection.

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Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for the chance to review this book. I know I'm not the target audience for this book, but I'm so glad I had to chance to read it. I work in a library and a bookstore and will gladly recommend this title!

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Amazon isn't letting me post my review right now but I'll post one on my Instagram account and post on amazon when it allows me too. This book is really cute and a great way to show babies natural hairstyles. I know black and bi-racial children are exposed to criticism for their hair at a very young age (my friends little boy was already making self conscious statements about his when he was 2) and I think any book that shows them that their hair is natural and normal and that there isn't anything at all wrong with it, is a good book. It can also be used to expose children of other races to different hairstyles so they also realize that not everyone has hair like them and that thats not a bad thing (this is why I get my own daughter books like this - exposure and inclusivity in books is important for all kids). My kid liked looking at the other kids in the book and their different hair, so I may buy her a copy when it's released.

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Pictures of joyful children with hair left natural or styled to celebrate are the focus of this book. There isn't much content, but this would be enjoyable for babies and toddlers.

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I read this book this morning and it was a quick read. The photos used in the book are nice and bright and toddlers will love them – my daughter is 2 and she thought that they were great! The book had a great way of showing some of the different hair styles that they may see throughout the day or week and it showcases how cool some children’s hair can be – a sweet read!

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Oh, this book is gorgeous! Young children of color can be self-conscious of their hair. But this book encourages them to embrace all of the different style possibilities with quick, fun words and absolutely beautiful photographs of young children sporting the different 'dos. Each of these children are beautiful and so are all of their various hairstyles. I adored this book and would absolutely include it in my classroom library, where I know my kids would also love looking at it. Thank you to the publisher for fulfilling my review request via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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A short but simple story about being different. Ideal for very little children and babies. I like the images and the simplicity of it.

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What a beautiful book for babies and toddlers! Each page features a closeup picture of a different girl with a different hairstyle with an alliterative description (Beaded Braided, Twisted Tangled, etc.) Little girls will love this sweet book! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.

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Absolutely gorgeous book depicting sweet little faces with different heads of hair. This is such an important topic. Young ones (especially girls, especially different ethnicities) need to have positive feedback about their looks and their value in the face of society's obsession with the blonde stereotype. This is a perfect opportunity to gently discuss how everyone is beautiful and valuable. These happy little faces say it all. Well done, understated and dignified, this book is a treasure. #My hair is beautiful, #Netgalley, #BLM, #hair, #beauty, #self-image, #self-confidence, #girls, #equality

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I love this book. The smiling faces show happy children with their different hair. In my school, young kids like to touch and feel each others hair because everyone is so different. This shows that. I will be buying this for the school library.

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Lovely book beautiful photos for children to look at and see themselves in some of the children, will be getting this book to read to the children I work with, thank you for letting me take a look at it.

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It's always nice to see afro hair celebrated that's why it reminds me of my book where I illustrated several hairstyles as well - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26228032-my-lovely-hair?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=Q08qw5OduL&rank=1 Yes to more of this.

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A short book full of beautiful black children wearing their hair in its full natural beauty. It warms my heart to see a book like this. As a kid, I wished my 4C hair was like Tia and Tamera's from Sister, Sister who both had a head full of long curly hair. Their hair is beautiful of course but I never stopped to think why I was so desperate to make my hair like theirs. It was because I didn't see enough of myself in the world, I saw very little to validate me and tell me my hair was also beautiful. My Hair is Beautiful is such a simple book but it's also hugely powerful, I'm glad it exists.

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This is the cutest little board book I've seen in a while! Very simple pictures with text.. Two-four words, rhyming, alliteration. All african-american hair textures and styles common for little girls. I imagine a toddler would have a great time identifying with this book.

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*received for free from netgalley for honest review* What a great book, loved it! would love to see more books like this too!

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I loved everything about this book! What a wonderful way to celebrate beautiful natural hair. This should definitely be added to pre school libraries!

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