I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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Every night before she goes to bed, Keyana sits down between her mother's knees to have her hair combed. But no matter how gently Mama pulls, it still hurts sometimes! Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair--until Mama reminds her of all the lovely ways her wonderful hair can be fixed. Full color.
 

About Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards. E.B. Lewis is the illustrator of two Corretta Scott King Honor Books, including The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis and Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes .
 
Published February 1, 1998 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Keyana is lucky to have her head of hair because ``it's beautiful and you can wear it in any style you choose.'' It can be woven into a puffy bun, braided into corn rows, grown into an Afro style that is partly a political statement, or pulled into two ponytails that ``stick out on either side of...

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In Tarpley's gracefully told story, a young African American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage. Each evening, Keyana's mother lovingly combs out her tangles before bed

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Lewis, the narrator loves the nightly ritual of her mother combing her hair (it is ""thick as a forest, soft as cotton candy, and curly as a vine winding upward, reaching the sky."" About the 1998 hardcover, PW said, ""In this gracefully told story, a young African-American heroine celebrates...

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"In this gracefully told story, a young African-American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage," wrote PW.

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In Tarpley's gracefully told story, a young African American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage. Each evening, Keyana's mother lovingly combs out her tangles before bed

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