Cool Cuts (Happy Hair)

by Mechal Renee Roe (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Happy Hair

African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome!"

When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!

African-American boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating a diversity of hip black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive call-and-response affirmation that will make boys cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!"

And look for the companion book for girls, Happy Hair.

"a timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."--Kirkus

"Readers of this work will relate to the book's positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem's connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."--Booklist


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Review quotes

"a timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."—Kirkus

"Readers of this work will relate to the book's positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem's connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."—Booklist

Mechal Renee Roe
MECHAL RENEE ROE is a New York Times #1 bestselling illustrator (for Superheroes Are Everywhere by Vice President Kamala Harris) and a writer, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. The HAPPY HAIR series was born out of a need to value her own natural hair and all its stages, while creating a foundation of self-love and positivity. Mechal's hometown is University City, Missouri, and she currently lives in Atlanta. Follow Mechal on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @happyhairgirls.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781984895578
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
February 20, 2020
Series
Happy Hair

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