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My Hair

Written by Hannah Lee

Illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

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My Hair Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

An ebullient celebration of a young girl’s hair style as she gets ready to celebrate her birthday with new clothes and a suitable haircut. There is so much choice! Braids like her sister, dreadlocks like her mum, a shave like her cool aunty? All are tempting but, in the end, she knows that a BIG, GREAT AFRO is exactly what she wants!

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

My Hair Synopsis

My birthday's coming up so soon, I'll need new clothes to wear. But most of all, I need to know, How shall I style my hair? Will it be dreads or a twist out? Braids or a high-top fade?

Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the excitement of getting ready for a celebration, as well as showcasing a dazzling array of intricate hairstyles. This is a glorious debut from an exciting new partnership who both emerged from the FAB Prize for undiscovered BAME writers and illustrators.

My Hair Press Reviews

'Lively illustrations in warm, rich colours accompany the rhythmic text... A delightful debut collaboration' BookTrust

“This celebration of black hair, culture, and community is one to share” Kirkus

“Stylish and gloriously exuberant debut from an exciting new partnership . . . Joyous and vibrant, this clever, colourful story captures the excitement of getting ready for a party, as well as celebrating black hair and showcasing a dazzling array of amazing hairstyles” Lancashire Post

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ISBN: 9780571346875
Publication date: 03/09/2019
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571346875
Publication date: 3rd September 2019
Author: Hannah Lee
Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic

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