At a family picnic, everyone pokes fun at the youngest girl’s nappy hair. Devised as a call-and-response dialogue, the interchanges offer explanations and comments on why Brenda’s hair is the nappiest, the curliest, the twistiest hair.
Nappy Hair also asks readers to think about the themes of family, cultural diversity, stereotypes and prejudices, pride, and a sense of self. This guide includes suggestions for using this important book to connect the language arts, social studies, science, and arts curriculum.
The Author: Dr. Carolivia Herron
Carolivia’s publication include works for children and adults, fiction and non-fiction, and opera libretto.
Herron is best known as the author of the children’s book, Nappy Hair, which caused a major nationwide controversy about multicultural education and is still banned in some communities.
by Paul N. Fonville