I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
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Author’s note: This is how I fell in love with my hair. When I was a little girl, my mother would often comb my hair in the evening before I went to bed. I would make myself comfortable between her knees as she rubbed sweet-smelling oil along the line of my scalp where she had parted my hair. Then she would start to comb.
Sometimes she would tell me stories to distract me from the pain of stubborn tangles. But what I enjoyed most about those evenings was just being so close to my mother – the texture and sound of my hair sliding through her fingers, the different hair styles she would create, the smell of the hair oil mixing with the lingering scent of her perfume. I loved the way we laughed and talked about the day’s events, just the two of us.© 44 pages
Paperback published in 1998