Cornrows (Paperback)

By Camille Yarbrough, Carole M. Byard (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780698114364, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 1997

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Every design has a name and means something in the powerful past and present richness of the Black tradition.
Mama's and Great-Grammaw's gentle fingers weave the design, and their lulling voices weave the tale, as they braid their children's hair into the striking cornrow patterns of Africa.

About the Author

Camille Yarbrough is an award-winning performance artist, author, and cultural activist. As an extension of her creative and activist self, Yarbrough turned to writing in the 1970 s. Her published works have appeared inThe New York Times, The Black Collegian Magazine, and The Journal of African Civilization.In 1979Cornrows, the award-winning, groundbreaking family book that Essence magazine called a gem, was published and later three more books followed: The Shimmershine Queens, The Little Tree Growing in the Shade, and Tamika and the Wisdom Rings."