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About the Author
M.L. Marroquin is a reading intervention teacher whose interests include drawing, watching movies, and going to the beach. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her two daughters, who she assures have beautiful hair any way they wear it. This is her debut picture book.Tonya Engel is an artist who has had studios in New York, Paris, Austin and Houston, where she lives now. Figurative and full of symbolism, her work is influenced by both folk artists of the Deep South and contemporary masters like Frida Kahlo and Marc Chagnall. She is also the illustrator of Rise!, a children's biography of Maya Angelou (Lee & Low, 2019).
* "This uplifting, body-positive story will empower kids with highly textured hair to take pride in every inch of it." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "This sweet appreciation of a confident Black child and her beautiful, versatile hair declares, 'My hair is ME!'" --Publishers Weekly, starred review