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Happy to Be Nappy

Happy to Be Nappy

Happy to be nappy!
Happy with hair all short and strong.
Happy with locks that twist and curl.
Just all girl happy!
Happy to be nappy hair!

Legendary author bell hooks and Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka present a lyrical celebration, brimming with enthusiasm for girls and their hair. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, this stunning picturebook is now available again in board book form.
Praise for Happy to Be Nappy:
Image Award nomination, 2001
-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
*”A powerful, uplifting and, above all, buoyantly fun read-aloud.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[Happy to Be Nappy] has a free-wheeling joy that is admirably captured by illustrator Raschka.”
Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“The big daubs of background color seem to dance and spin with the figures, visual music to match the verbal.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[Chris Raschka’s] illustrations bring out the spirit behind hooks’s writing and have great child appeal.”
School Library Journal

“[S]tellar illustrations.”
The Horn Book

“[A]dults and small children will enjoy sharing the joyful words and the playful color wash pictures with thick black lines.”
Booklist
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American

On Sale: January 3rd 2017

Price: $7.99 / $8.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 32

ISBN-13: 9781484788417

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Praise

Image Award nomination, 2001—National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
*"A powerful, uplifting and, above all, buoyantly fun read-aloud."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"[Happy to Be Nappy] has a free-wheeling joy that is admirably captured by illustrator Raschka."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"The big daubs of background color seem to dance and spin with the figures, visual music to match the verbal."—Kirkus Reviews
"[Chris Raschka's] illustrations bring out the spirit behind hooks's writing and have great child appeal."—School Library Journal
"[S]tellar illustrations."—The Horn Book
"[A]dults and small children will enjoy sharing the joyful words and the playful color wash pictures with thick black lines."—Booklist
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