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 aa Caldecott Honor for Yo!Yes? and has written and illustrated numerous books for children, including several titles by bell hooks: Happy to Be Nappy, Skin Again, and Be Boy Buzz. A 2012 nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, he lives in New York City.
*"A powerful, uplifting and, above all, buoyantly fun read-aloud."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"[Happy to Be Nappy] has a free-wheeling joy that is admirably captured by illustrator Raschka."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"The big daubs of background color seem to dance and spin with the figures, visual music to match the verbal."—Kirkus Reviews
"[Chris Raschka's] illustrations bring out the spirit behind hooks's writing and have great child appeal."—School Library Journal
"[S]tellar illustrations."—The Horn Book
"[A]dults and small children will enjoy sharing the joyful words and the playful color wash pictures with thick black lines."—Booklist