Hair Love

Hair Love

A Celebration of Daddies and Daughters Everywhere

Book - 2019
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A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.
Publisher: New York : Kokila, [2019]
ISBN: 9780525553366
Branch Call Number: E CHE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Harrison, Vashti


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Based on the short animated film, this book tells the story of the relationship between an African-American father, Stephen, his daughter, Zuri and her hair. This story was born out of seeing a lack of representation in mainstream animated projects, and also wanting to promote hair love amongst y... Read More »

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Oct 17, 2020

This Academy Award winning creator shares a story that is exactly what the world needs. It features family, love and appreciation for loving ourselves as we are and big hair too.

It’s a special day for Zuri. Her thick tangled hair needs to be styled extra pretty for today. She loves her hair even when it has a mind of its own. Braids and beads make her feel like a princess and afro puffs a superhero.

With dads help she could have the best hair-do ever. The first, second, third and fourth attempts were a disaster. But, reaching out to the internet because knowledge is power, they find just what they need.

This heart felt story shares empowerment, family love and hair love. Young readers will see the power of motivation and determination, not just with hair but with keeping a family together. Imaginative and colorful illustrations share the obstacles and the triumphs of a girl dad helping his daughter. Parents and teachers can use this tool to discuss black hair, culture, styles and even hair care.

Jul 22, 2020

This well-written book with adorable pictures seems to be on the surface about a little girl having her hair done. But it's a lot more than that. It shatters a few myths about fathers in general and black fathers in particular. Far from the absentee father myth, here the father stays home and shows his love for his daughter by combing her frizzy hair lovingly while his wife brings home the bacon. A lovely book to read to or with your young children.

Jun 16, 2020

I read this with a smile on my face. Uber charming.

IndyPL_ShannonO Mar 05, 2020

This is such a touching and sweet picture book about a father and daughter bonding over doing her hair. The illustrations are cute, vibrant, and detailed. I read this for my Hair Story Time and the kids really loved it. I also recommend watching the animated short based off of the book. It's so good!

Dec 25, 2019

We read this to our son who dislikes combing his hair. He enjoyed looking at different hairdo's that gal's father tries for his daughter. This book is a great resource for introducing diversity books and also breaks stereotypes about fathers.

PimaLib_TeneciaP Jul 03, 2019

This book makes my heart sing. I love everything about it from the illustrations to Dad's determination to get Zuri's 'do just right to Zuri saying "I love that my hair lets me be me". So happy to have this in our library's collection!

CMLibrary_kmadron Jun 19, 2019

This adorable picture book just makes my heart happy! Zuri has gorgeous natural hair, and a hardworking dad who likes to put her hair in braids, puffs and twists. But Zuri wants something special. Daddy tries and tries and tries again until they finally come up with something that makes her feel special. The illustrations are high quality and super cute, and the warmth and nurturing connection between a little black girl and her daddy is so well executed. A big yes for daddy storytime!

DPLjosie Jun 06, 2019

The page in which Zuri says, "Daddy, really?" is my definite favorite. The illustrations and message are great!

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Dec 25, 2019

bharativv83 thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over


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