An ode to Black hair and Black girl joy, this joy-filled rhyming picture book invites young readers into the world of a young Black girl as she rocks her God-given beauty.Hello, world! I’m a gift from above.I already know that I am loved.Gazing around with a great big grin—there’s a whole wide world for me to take in.
From the hair on her head to the tips of her toes, Azira knows that she is awesome! And whether it’s styled in twists, curls, braids, Bantu knots, a textured bun, or left totally natural, her hair is just one of the countless things that helps Azira celebrate who God made her to be. She’s able to live out a beautiful story because God has crowned her with glory—and Azira wants you to do the same!
Young readers will be inspired by this empowering, uplifting reminder to always be and love who God created them to be.
is a speaker, church planter, and bridge builder whose work has been featured in Christianity Today
. She is a bestselling author of children’s books that adults need too. She and her husband, Chris, have four children and make their home in Franklin, Tennessee. Shellene Rodney
is a Toronto-based illustrator with a passion for representing children through various stages of life. Of the many avenues she uses to express her ideas, illustrations and storytelling have always been central, and her characters are often closely tied to personal experience.