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Come meet author Matthew A. Cherry and illustrator Vashti Harrison as they visit St. Louis to promote their picture book HAIR LOVE.
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 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.
The book also combats the negative stereotype that seems to persist with each generation when it comes to Black dads, living and raising their children in America.
“We are fathers. We are sons. We’re husbands and we deserve fair
representation just like everybody else.”
Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the short feature film for release later this year. Co-directed by Cherry and Everett Downing, Hair Love raised $300,000 on Kickstarter back in 2017. That’s the most any short film, animated or not, has ever achieved on the funding platform.