Hair, it's a family affair!

Mylo Freeman, 1959-

Book - 2019

Join Macy as she describes her family and their hairstyles, from Afros to purple hair.

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United States : Cassava Republic [2019]
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm
Main Author
Mylo Freeman, 1959- (author)
Review by PW Annex Reviews

Macy, an exuberant black girl with two puffy pigtails and a heart-printed skirt, is excited to present to her class about her family—more specifically, "all about my family's hair!" As her teacher and classmates listen, she explains that her grandmother's hair used to be "a big Afro like a ball of cotton candy," while her big sister and her friends have "cornrows, locks and an Afro." Macy's mother always says that "hair is a family affair"—the family is seen helping each other style their hair. Her cousin Kiki changes her look often ("One week her hair is purple and the next it's bright pink"), while Macy's father "has no hair at all!" Freeman's bright and blissful paintings capture the spirit of family togetherness, personal style, and love. Ages 3–up. (Apr.) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A celebration of natural hair, through the vibrant and varied hairstyles found in a single family. With Mylo Freeman's trademark colourful illustrations, this delightful book will show young black children the joys that can be found through their natural hair.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A beautifully illustrated picture book on the joys of natural hair, through the different hairstyles found in one family.