My Hair is a Garden

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
My Hair is a Garden
Author(s):
Cozbi A. Cabrera
Age Group:
5-8
Publisher:
Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN:
978-0807509234
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can’t take it any more and she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the backyard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something to fear. Most importantly, Mackenzie learns that natural black hair is beautiful.

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