Hair Story

Available September 2021

NoNieqa Ramos’s Hair Story is a celebration of Black and Latinx hair. The book is written in free verse, incorporating AAVE and vocabulary just above the intended target age, good for learning new words. The book includes names of notable Black, Afro-Latinx, and Latinx individuals who were known for their hairstyles. We need more books like this.

I will say I think the book could be organized a bit differently. The names of people in the book didn’t seem to fit well into the story. At first I thought that was the end of the book but kept turning pages to see that the book continued.

Disclaimer: An advance copy provided by Lerner Publishing Company.

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