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September 2023: "I Love My Hair"


First Fridays Read Aloud: “I Love My Hair”

Welcome to our First Friday Read Along! Join us for a heartwarming reading of “I Love My Hair!” by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, beautifully illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Immerse yourself in the enchanting tale of Keyana and her nightly hair combing ritual with her loving mother. As we journey through the story, we’ll discover the tender bond they share and the empowering message of embracing our individuality. From the gentle moments to the pain that comes with hair combing, this story beautifully captures the magic of a mother-daughter connection and the diverse beauty that makes us all shine. Tune in for a captivating storytelling experience that celebrates uniqueness, love, and the joy of self-discovery.

First Fridays Learning Activity: “Out of this World” Silhouette Hair/Head Portraits

Discover the Magic of Silhouette Hair/Head Portraits! Dive into the world of creativity with us as we demonstrate the art of crafting unique and mesmerizing hair portraits. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of creating beautiful silhouette portraits that celebrate the individuality of children’s hair and head shapes. Gather your supplies – pencil, paper, flashlight (or camera), white paper, black construction paper, liquid watercolor, glue, and scissors – and let’s embark on a journey of artistic inspiration and self-expression! Create something truly “Out of this World”!

Sing-Along: “I Love My Hair” – Sesame Street

Afro, curly, cornrows, straight… Join us in a musical celebration as we explore the beauty inherent in the diverse ways we choose to style and embrace our hair.

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Artwork by Synthia Saint James