Hello Meltingpot Readers,
Today’s Black History book about Black hair really needs no explanation. The title – Happy to be Nappy by bell hooks – says it all. But remember, this book came out in 1999 before nappy was considered a nice word by some. The whimsical water-color illustrations by Chris Raschka and hooks’ poetic ode to our baby girls’ crowning glory still makes this one of my favorite books celebrating Black hair. And not to brag or anything, but I have a signed copy. You could probably get a signed copy as well if you scrounge around on the internet or you could just buy a new copy at your local indie bookstore or online. If you’re nappy, you’ll be happy you bought this book.
Peace + Hair Grease.