Curly Like Me

Curly Like Me By Teri LaFlesh I had only one question for Teri LaFlesh. How do I avoid cutting my hair? She had an answer, but first a little background. The Curl Whisperer trimmed my hair in November, and I had hoped it would be the very last hair cut I would ever have. I loved […]

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Playing Loteria

Playing Loteria / El Juego De La Loteria By Rene Colato Lainez Illustrated by Jill Arena Playing Loteria is a library find and tells the story in English and Spanish of a boy and his grandmother. Simone and Nadia love this book and enjoy hearing the Spanish words. The boy visits his grandmother in Mexico. […]

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She's me

I purchased Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Children for Simone and Nadia, and the reviews are in. “She’s me,” Nadia said, pointing to a little girl with mocha skin and a head full of curls. “This is just a book of pretty people,” Simone said. There you have it. Kip Fulbeck’s book gets two tiny thumbs up. […]

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She’s me

I purchased Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Children for Simone and Nadia, and the reviews are in. “She’s me,” Nadia said, pointing to a little girl with mocha skin and a head full of curls. “This is just a book of pretty people,” Simone said. There you have it. Kip Fulbeck’s book gets two tiny thumbs up. […]

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Amy Hodgepodge

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Wayans and Kevin Knotts, the authors of Amy Hodgepodge. I stumbled upon the book series and just had to check it out. The book centers around Amy Hodges, a 9-year-old girl, who goes to school for the first time after being home-schooled. Amy Hodges soon becomes Amy Hodgepodge because […]

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The Year of the Tiger

The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Written by Oliver Chin Illustrated by Justin Roth Just in time for the Chinese New Year comes The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. It is an unlikely story about a cub who befriends a little girl named Su. Despite his parents’ warning, the […]

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Jump At The Sun

The Jump At The Sun Treasury: An African American Picture Book Collection Simone received this book as an infant. The anthology features seven picture books previously published by Jump at the Sun — from a biography of slugger Willie Mays, to a ghost story, to a poem about prayer. It is a true picture book, […]

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Martin's Big Words

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Doreen Rappaport We read this book all year long.  Simone and Nadia, who have an ear for lyrical text, pull it off the shelf on a regular basis. The lessons are obvious but still need to be taught or preached. I want Simone […]

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Martin’s Big Words

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Doreen Rappaport We read this book all year long.  Simone and Nadia, who have an ear for lyrical text, pull it off the shelf on a regular basis. The lessons are obvious but still need to be taught or preached. I want Simone […]

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Happy To Be Nappy

Happy Girl Hair is giving away a first edition copy of Happy To Be Nappy by bell hooks on Feb. 5. This is not the usual giveaway. The hardcover book is out of print and selling for $60 on Amazon. If anyone knows anyone who has this book and will part with it for far less […]

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