Based on the Oscar-Winning short film, Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry tells the story of Zuri, a young girl with beautiful hair, who needs her father’s help to get it into the perfect style for a special occasion. Moonlight actor Andre Holland shares this story with us today, with beautiful illustrations by Vashti Harrison.
By Matthew A. Cherry; Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group
It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from Academy-Award winning director and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.
Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her—and her hair—happy.
Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair—and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.