Cool Cuts (2020) – hardcover
(Companion book to Happy Hair)
Written & Illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe
Trim size: 8.31″ x 10.25″
Recommended ages: 3 to 7
Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President-elect 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 world 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!"
And check out the companion book for girls, Happy Hair.
"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."—Booklist
About the Author/Illustrator:
MECHAL RENEE ROE is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of Superheroes Are Everywhere by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. She originally self-published Happy Hair and Cool Cuts, born out of her love of natural hair and embracing your own unique beauty. She is also the author-illustrator of the Step Into Reading leveled reader I Love Being Me! See more of Mechal's inspiring, positive artwork on Instagram at @happyhairgirls.
|Dimensions||8.31 × 10.25 × .3 in|