Synopses & Reviews
Happy to be nappy
Happy with hair all short and strong.
Happy with locks that twist and curl.
Just all girl happy
Happy to be nappy hair
Legendary author bell hooks and Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka present a lyrical celebration, brimming with enthusiasm for girls and their hair. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
"[A]dults and small children will enjoy sharing the joyful words and the playful color wash pictures with thick black lines." Booklist
"[Chris Raschka's] illustrations bring out the spirit behind hooks's writing and have great child appeal." School Library Journal
"A powerful, uplifting and, above all, buoyantly fun read-aloud." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
The groundbreaking picture book by legendary author bell hooks and multi-Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka that celebrates hair, perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair Happy with hair all short and strong. Happy with locks that twist and curl.Just all girl happy Happy to be nappy hair
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, here is a buoyantly fun read aloud brimming with playful -- and powerful -- affirmations.
About the Author
A world-renowned cultural critic, feminist theorist, and intellectual, bell hooks is a distinguished author and professor of English. She has written several acclaimed children's books including Be Boy Buzz , Skin Again, and Happy to Be Nappy, all illustrated by Chris Raschka.
Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of The Hello Goodbye Window and A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? and has written and illustrated numerous books for children, among them three by bell hooks. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.