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Cool Cuts

Roe, Mechal Renee
Format: Board Book
Publisher: Random House USA Inc (Doubleday Books for Young Readers)
Published: December 23, 2020
ISBN: 9780593177976
28 pages
Country of publication: United States

£6.50

Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating boys with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: 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!

Boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full 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 message that will make kids 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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