Over the Fence
by Mechal Renee Roe
Publication Date: Oct 15, 2019
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Imprint: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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African American girls and their beautiful hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have girls everywhere repeating the book’s chorus: "I love being me!" Full ’fro, cute bow! I love being me! Smart girl, cool curls! I love being me! African American girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating the diversity of beautiful black hair. From a cute crop to pom-pom puffs, adorable illustrations of girls with gorgeous braids, blowouts, and bantus grace each page, side by side with a call-and-response affirmation that will make girls cheer. It’s a great read-aloud to promote self-esteem for girls of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every girl know "You are made beautiful!" And look for Cool Cuts—a hip hair book for boys!—coming in February 2020!
- Juvenile Fiction / Concepts / Body
- Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
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