Bedtime Bonnet (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9781984895240, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (4/7/2020)
In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!
My brother slips a durag over his locs.
Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head.
Daddy covers his black waves with a cap.
Mama gathers her corkscrew curls in a scarf.
I always wear a bonnet over my braids, but tonight I can't find it anywhere!
Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit, multi-generational family.
Perfect for readers of Hair Love and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut!
About the Author
Nneka Myers lives in Toronto and illustrates for publishers and the animation industry. Although drawing is her favorite, she can often be found looking for inspiration in vintage fashion, drinking tea with friends, or playing video games.
Praise For Bedtime Bonnet…
"Redd’s family represents a range of varying hair textures and care routines, while Myers’s vibrant illustrations bring the close-knit crew and their daily rituals to affectionate life."—Publishers Weekly
"A celebration of black hair, family, and culture.... This brightly hued picture book with loads of charm will entertain and empower readers." —Kirkus Reviews
"A wonderful window and mirror that lends itself well to lessons on self-concept, bedtime routines, and learning about differences.” —School Library Journal
“Ideal for readers searching for stories about natural hair. It is a wonderful window and mirror that lends itself well to lessons on self-concept, bedtime routines, and learning about differences.” —Booklist