Mechal Renee Roe
October 15, 2019
African American girls and their beautiful hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have girls everywhere repeating the book’s chorus: “I love being me!”
Full ‘fro, cute bow! I love being me! Smart girl, cool curls! I love being me!
African American girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating the diversity of beautiful black hair. From a cute crop to pom-pom puffs, adorable illustrations of girls with gorgeous braids, blowouts, and bantus grace each page, side by side with a call-and-response affirmation that will make girls cheer. It’s a great read-aloud to promote self-esteem for girls of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every girl know “You are made beautiful!”
And look for Cool Cuts–a hip hair book for boys!–coming in February 2020!
To purchase this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1984895540/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
Mechal Renee Roe
African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book’s chorus: “I am born to be awesome!”
When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!
African-American boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating a diversity 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 call-and-response affirmation that will make boys 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!”
To purchase this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1984895575/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
Author the Author
Mechal Renee Roe is a New York Times #1 bestselling illustrator (for Superheroes Are Everywhere by Senator Kamala Harris), designer, writer, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. She originally self-published Happy Hair and Cool Cuts, born out of a love of natural hair and embracing your own unique beauty.
Mechal is a former Childrenswear Designer. After several years in the Fashion industry, she decided to create “HAPPY HAIR” as both a gift to her younger self and to the many girls who don’t initially see how beautiful their “HAPPY HAIR” is. She loves the gift of her hair and seeks to inspire other girls to do the same. She is the middle of three girls and also the illustrator, writer, and photographer for “HAPPY HAIR” book series.