Mira's Curly Hair

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Mira doesn’t like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls at the back. It curls everywhere! She wants it to be straight and smooth, just like her Mama’s. But then something unpredictable happens . . . and Mira will never look at her mama’s hair the same way again! A delightful celebration of natural hair and the courage it takes to be yourself.

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978-1-913747-29-9
$23.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-06-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039140, JUV014000, JUV013060
Dewey FIC
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 480
ATOS Reading Level 1.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501316
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Early Readers - Fiction Winner, Winner, 2020
  • ABC Best Books for Young Readers, Winner, 2019

Reviews

Foreword Reviews

“[A] refreshing glimpse of the natural beauty found in everyone’s unique features.”—starred, Foreword Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“This volume adds depth and beauty to the growing collection of hair-themed picture books for the very young.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Maryam Al Serkal

Maryam Al Serkal is an Emirati writer who is passionate about storytelling. She lives in Dubai with her husband and two children who inspire her stories. This is her first picture book.

Illustrator: Rebeca Luciani

Rebeca Luciana is an Argentinian illustrator, now living in Spain. Her books have won the Premi Crítica Serra d'Or prize, the Açorianos prize for Best Book of the Year, and the Premi Junceda.

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Lantana Global Picture Books

Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →