We know more than ever, it’s important that we give young black girls access to books that teaches them to love themselves and be proud of their beauty. Listed below are 10 amazing books filled with illustrations on black young girls embracing their coils and hair.
1. Coco Loves Her Curly Hair by Colleen Dixon
Coco loves her curly hair is an inspirational children’s book written to inspire children early in life to be unapologetically who they are and to celebrate their own differences and the uniqueness and differences of others.
2. My Big Natural Hair by C.J. Baker
This book is about Amara, a sweet little girl with hair as BIG, natural, and as beautiful as can be! Learn her weekly natural hair routine, as she continues to embrace what makes her unique.
3.Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
I love that Hair Love highlights the relationship between a Black father and daughter.
4. Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe
This book celebrates girls with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: “I love being me!”
5. I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
This book is about a young girl named Keyana who doesn’t feel lucky to have such a head of hair, until her mum reminds her of all the lovely ways her wonderful hair can look.
6. Big Hair, Don’t Care by Crystal Swain-Bates
This book’s main character, Lola has really really big hair, much bigger than the other kids at her school. Although she stands out because of it she doesn’t let that stop her confidence from being herself!
7. Hair Like Mine by LaTashia M. Perry
A fun and easy read following a little girl who doesn’t like that her naturally curly hair looks different from the other kids around her. On her quest to find someone with hair like hers, she soon realises we are all unique and special in our own way.
8. How we love our hair by J Ayoola
This book is a fun collection of stories about the wonders of natural, curly afro hair! Filled with confidence, self-esteem and hair love.
9. Emi’s Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair by Tina Olajide
Emi the main character, is a creative 7-year-old black girl with a BIG imagination. In this story Emi shares a positive message about her Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair and what she likes most about it.
10.Big Hair Day Paperback by Abim Morakinyo
Every little girl has a bitter sweet relationship with making their hair, it can be exciting choosing what styles to make, but the process could be painful and tiring. Journey with little Kiki who loves looking pretty.