Cool Cuts (Hardcover)

By Mechal Renee Roe

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9781984895578, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (2/11/2020)

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Description

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.

"a timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."—Kirkus

"Readers of this work will relate to the book’s positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem’s connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."—Booklist


About the Author

MECHAL RENEE ROE is a New York Times #1 bestselling illustrator (for Superheroes Are Everywhere by Senator Kamala Harris), designer, writer, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. She originally self-published Happy Hair and Cool Cuts, born out of a love of natural hair and embracing your own unique beauty. Learn more about Mechal's Happy Hair brand online at happyhairshop.com and join her many Instagram followers at @happyhairgirls.


Praise For Cool Cuts

"a timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."—Kirkus

"Readers of this work will relate to the book’s positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem’s connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."—Booklist