by Mechal Renee Roe, Illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 5 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- A Best African American Picture Book for 2020
Publication Date: Feb 11, 2020
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book’s chorus: "I am born to be awesome!" When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome! African-American boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating a diversity of hip black hairstyles. From a ’fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive call-and-response affirmation that will make boys cheer. It’s a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!" And look for the companion book for girls, Happy Hair, coming in fall 2019!
- Black Hair
- Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
- Juvenile Fiction / Concepts / Body
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American