Fros, Braids, Fades, and Waves


Fros, Braids, Fades, and Waves: A Celebration of Black Boy Hairstyles
Written by Thomishia Booker
Illustrated by Starvos Pierce
Paperback (2022)

Trim size: 8.5″ x 8.5″
Recommended ages: 3 to 8

In stock (can be backordered)


Fros, Braids, Fades, and Waves is a celebration of Black boy hairstyles. Black boys can wear their hair in any style that makes them feel good and confident. This book elevates Black joy! Using African American Vernacular English the story is delivered in a poetic style. Inside you will find vibrant illustrations and rhyming text designed to capture the attention of children. This book puts Black boys front and center. “My fro is poppin! I love the way it glistens in the sun. Switching up my hair from a fro to a fade is always so much fun.”

About the Author:
Thomishia Booker is CEO/ Owner of Hey Carter! Incorporated. She began writing her first series in 2016 called “Hey Carter! Children’s Book Series.” She is passionate about diversity and inclusion in children’s entertainment. Her book Brown Boy Joy has been featured in Essence, NBC, and Netflix Family. Her book series focuses on building self confidence in pride among children 3-5 years old. She has set a clear vision to curate animated series filled with “Happy Black children loving their happy Black Lives!”

Earning a Masters in Social Work and Doctorate in Education Counseling Psychology she spent the early part of her career working in Early Childhood Mental Health. Her background serves as a foundation for writing books focused on building self-confidence and pride among children of color.

Hey Carter! Inc is increasing diversity in children’s books, apparel, and entertainment. Children of color deserve to see a positive image of themselves in as many media sources as possible. Stories help unlock a child’s imagination and diverse stories set their dreams free. Imagine only seeing the world through the eyes of people who look nothing like you? Repetition is key in developing a child’s self confidence. Children need to hear affirmations frequently to thrive. Hey Carter! Incorporated supports you in speaking life into your child as you read to them.

Additional information

Weight .22 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 × .1 in
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