Mira's Curly Hair

  • 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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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-04-02
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV014000, JUV039140, 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, and Starred Reviews


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


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.