Hair Dance!

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in who we are and how we feel about ourselves.

In this inspiring book, Kelly Johnson's stunning photographs of girls wearing a range of hairstyles and the lyrical words of Dinah Johnson's poem celebrate African American hair in all its radiant variety.

Hair Dance! is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

I could read this to my niece and I'm sure she would really enjoy this. I just wish that there was more colorful language from Dinah Johnson in it. It was probably written to be read by a younger ... Read full review

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User Review  - bplma - LibraryThing

Vibrant photogragh's lovingly portray young black girls enjoying all their different types of hair. A self esteem hair book with great, fun photos and poetic (if simple) sentances, this one comes with a source list of black hair resources for children and adults. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

DINAH JOHNSON has written several books for young readers. A professor of English literature at the University of South Carolina, Dinah lives with her daughter, Niani, in Columbia, South Carolina.

KELLY JOHNSON is the author/photographer of Look at the Baby, and is a nationally known photographer who specializes in portraits of children. Kelly lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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