by Nancy Redd, Illustrated by Nneka Myers
Publication Date: Apr 07, 2020
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions—and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it’s like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime. In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!
My brother slips a durag over his locs.
Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head.
Daddy covers his black waves with a cap.
Mama gathers her corkscrew curls in a scarf.
I always wear a bonnet over my braids, but tonight I can’t find it anywhere! Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit, multi-generational family. Perfect for readers of Hair Love and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut!
- Black Hair
- Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American