Author: Miller, Sharee
Little girls pretending to be princesses celebrate the different shapes, textures, and styles of their black hair.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/15/2018 From blow outs to teeny-weeny afros, all princess hair is good hair in Miller’s bright, energetic ode to black girls and their hair. Here we find a cadre of princesses, all with varying crowns sitting atop even more varied stylings. It’s clear Miller means to showcase the versatility of black hair: in color, texture and mood. The ’frohawked princesses rock out with their guitars, and those with puffs pretend to be robots and race-car drivers in costumes made from cardboard boxes. The text showcases each newly described hairstyle in bold, multicolor font. Each reveal is a celebration. Even the princesses napping in colorful head wraps seem to dream vividly in their prone positions. Much like bell hooks’ Happy to Be Nappy (1999), there’s no plot to speak of, but instead an impressive list of delightfully styled and affirming tresses and the hobbies that occupy their owners. Slightly older princesses interested in creating their own styles might find Joël Benjamin’s Twists, Braids, and Ponytails (2017) a fun starting point on their own hair journeys. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.