My Hair is Beautiful

Shauntay Grant

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ISBN: 9781771087667

My Hair is Beautiful

  Author:   Shauntay Grant    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

Natural, knotty, fluffy, frizzy, twisted, tangled, pony, puffed!

A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful board book with a powerful message of self-love.

Governor General’s Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos, and a mirror to reflect your own baby’s beauty.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771087667
Item NB1484
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published onOctober 22 2019
Language eng
Pages 14
Format Board Book
Dimensions6.5(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight156(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. She is the author of several books for children including Up Home, winner of an Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book, and Africville, nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

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A young girl narrator describes a family getaway to Prince Edward Island in this charmingly illustratedpicture book with poetic touches. Following a refrain of “I want to,” she relates scenarios such as “I wantto rest inside a sunrise dream / an endless stretch of sea and sand and foam.” Here, we see her joyfullygreeting a swirly pastel sky. The lyrical text, with only a few lines per page, is simply constructed, thoughit’s occasionally esoteric for kids—for instance, “I just want to breathe / breathe air that tastes like apples: /red / ripe.” Nonetheless, the intricate, vibrant artwork incorporates playful and evocative elements, and thewarm portrayal of a family appreciating nature’s wonders and sharing in familiar activities like walkingthe beach or picking apples may inspire readers to dream or reminisce about their own vacations with, asthe girl says, “no alarm clocks / and no chores . . . only time / lots and lots of time.”