Book Cover Image of When I Wrap My Hair by Shauntay Grant

When I Wrap My Hair
by , Illustrated by Jenin Mohammed

    Publication Date: Jan 02, 2024
    List Price: $19.99 Now Only $17.99!
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780063093911
    Imprint: Quill Tree Books
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corp

    Hardcover Description:

    Photo from the book, When I Wrap My Hair by Shauntay Grant, Illustrated by Jenin Mohammed

    When I wrap my hair, I feel a thousand grandmothers around me.
    They tell me I am beautiful.
    They tell me I am home.

    In this inspiring and powerful ode to hair wrapping, author Shauntay Grant has crafted a poetic, poignant story about how the practice ties together past and present. With vibrant illustrations by Jenin Mohammed, When I Wrap My Hair vividly shows how the act of hair wrapping travels through generations and can bring to mind memories of ancestors who are no longer present. Readers will walk away from this book thinking about the joy of connection and the warmth of family!

    In the vein of I Am Enough and Hold Them Close, this inspiring and beautiful picture book celebrates how hair wrapping ties together past and present.

    When I wrap,
    my roots run deep.
    As deep as an African marketplace
    or a city sidewalk
    or the stories between them.

    When I Wrap My Hair is both an act of joyful recognition and a demonstration of how knowledge is passed through generations.