About the Author
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the author of several books for children, including The Harlem Charade, Joe-Joe's First Flight, and Destiny's Gift, and the companion to this picture book, I Love My Haircut! She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards. Natasha is a graduate of Howard University and resides in Chicago.
E. B. Lewis is the illustrator of dozens of books for children, including Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes. His work is frequently exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, and he serves on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Watercolor Club. He lives in New Jersey.
"A very special book about self-acceptance."—School Library Journal
"A celebration of African-American identity....Lewis's watercolors are masterful."—Booklist
"A gracefully told story....Author and artist impart a reassuring message about the importance of appreciating who they are."—Publishers Weekly
"Wonderful....[A] sweet story of learning to love yourself without compromise."—Chicago Tribune