Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating boys with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: "I am born to be awesome!"When the stars shine, the w
orld is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!
Boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of hip Black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive message that will make kids cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!"
Look for all the books in the Happy Hair
• Happy Hair
• Cool Cuts
• I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)
• I'm Growing Great
February 11, 2020
Preschool - 2
Lexile: AD350L | Fountas/Pinnell: J
MECHAL RENEE ROE
is a #1 New York Times
bestselling illustrator (for Superheroes Are Everywhere
by Vice President Kamala Harris) and a writer, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. The HAPPY HAIR series was born out of a need to value her own natural hair and all its stages, while creating a foundation of self-love and positivity. Mechal’s hometown is University City, Missouri, and she currently lives in Atlanta. Follow Mechal on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @happyhairgirls and learn more about her work at happyhairshop.com.
"A timely mirror
for black boyhood and childhood."—Kirkus
"Readers of this work will relate to the book’s positive language
, such as the way the author frames self-esteem’s connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome