It's All in the Family
Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 pm Register
Tune in as local natural hair stylists and a barber demonstrate live quick tips and techniques for maintaining natural hair. If you ever wondered things like, how to two strand twist your kid’s hair, or how to trim your beard, be prepared to ask your questions live.
Natural Hair Care 101:
Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 pm Register
Join Victoria Smith, owner of Make It Classy + ClassyCurlies.com, as she discusses how to care for natural hair texture via tips and product recommendations.
1. Hair Love by Matthew Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
2020 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short Film
Hair Love is an animated film that follows the story of a man who has to figure out how to do his daughter's hair for the first time. It was subsequently released as a children's book and is scheduled to become an HBO Max series in 2021.
2. My Hair by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimarharan
2017 Faber Andlyn (FAB) Prize Winner
2020 BookTrust Storytime Prize Nominee
My Hair is a joyful look at the creativity, style, and love that is expressed in the care and appreciation of hair. Here is Hannah, reading her story aloud. She is an especially entertaining video storyteller! You might also like this video interview in which Hannah talks about what it was like to write My Hair.
3. Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
Coretta Scott King Award for both writing and illustration
Newbery Honor Book
Caldecott Honor Book
Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut is a poem describing a boy's feelings and experience while getting a haircut. Here is actor Caleb McLaughlin reading Crown as part of the Netflix Jr.'s video series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, a collection of twelve five minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children's books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience. Enjoy them all here.