Hair Love

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9.6 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Now, he directs music videos, television, and short films, including "Hair Love," the Academy award-winning short film based on this book. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine's list of Directors to Watch in 2016.

Vashti Harrison is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling books Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Dream Big Little One, Little Legends, and Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia with a double major in Media Studies and Studio Art, and received her MFA in Film and Video from CalArts where she snuck into Animation classes to learn from Disney and Dreamworks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now, utilizing both skill sets, she is passionate about crafting beautiful stories in both the film and picture book worlds.

A New York Times Bestseller
As seen on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project - Top Ten List
Georgia Children's Book Award Winner 2021
NAACP Image Award
Irma Black Award Nominee
The Amelia Bloomer Book List
Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Summer 2019 Kids' Indie Next List

"Hair Love celebrates the kinks, curls, and fathers who never give up on hairstyles...even when the going gets tough."

"[A]n important moment for representation and encouraging positive paternal moments." - Refinery29

Hair Love is a dedication to black and brown boys and girls everywhere to learn to love their natural hair." - Blavity

"We're always here for a father and daughter beauty adventure..." -

"Seeing such a positive representation of black men and their daughters is such a breath of fresh air...The world definitely needs more of this." -

"A wonderful slice-of-life tale about family support, black hair, and embracing individuality." --School Library Journal, starred review

"This delightful debut encourages self-affirmation and celebrates a loving, respectful relationship between a nurturing father and his cool, confident daughter." - Shelf Awareness, starred review

"This authentic depiction of a loving and whole black family broadens the scope of representation." --Kirkus Reviews

"Unforgettable." --Booklist

"A bighearted ode to individuality and father-daughter collaboration." --Publishers Weekly