Author: Monique Duncan
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Sweet Pea Books, Inc
When Mama Braids My Hair captures a young girl’s experience of having her hair braided and the bond it creates with her mother. The tradition of African hair braiding is more than just a Sunday routine. Come join Nikki on an adventure as she is transformed into an Egyptian queen, a Nigerian goddess, a Zulu warrior, and a Maasai girl.
While young girls throughout the African Diaspora can relate to getting their hair braided in intricate styles, it is also an ancient ritual that is a large part of their history. Readers will enjoy going on an adventure with the main character and learning about the origins of popular braided hairstyles worn today.
Monique Duncan is dedicated to influencing our youth positively through education and advocacy. She writes multicultural children’s stories that inspire, amuse, and foster a love of reading, while reflecting images and experiences with which children of diverse backgrounds can identify. She aims to help cultivate their understanding of themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Duncan lives in New York City and teaches children as she works on future book projects.
Visit the Author’s Website:www.sweetpeachildrensbooks.com
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Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........