"is  Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity School and Technology Associate as Harvard's Graduate School of Education. She is a novelist and multimedia developer, and is involved in Jewish-African studies. Nappy Hair, her first book for children, is based upon her the fun her own family poked at her nappy hair when she was a girl -- and was actually recorded at a family gathering. Ms Herron has a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania and currently  makes her home near Boston."
(Bio obtained from the jacket of Nappy Hair, 1997)
Author: Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Date Published: January 1997
Format: Trade Cloth
In a unique and vibrant picture book that uses the African-American call-and-response tradition, a family talks back and forth about adorable Brenda's hair--it's the nappiest, the curliest, the twistiest hair in the whole family. The family delights in poking gentle fun with their hilarious descriptions, all the time discovering the inherent beauty and meaning of Brenda's hair. Full color.
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