Spring 2024

Imani and the Great Hair Experiment

From the Series Hair Magic (Read Woke ™ Chapter Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Shimmer, sparkle, twirl . . . I am a creative girl!

It’s Science Fair time! Imani wants to win, but she needs to find an idea that can beat the crowd-favorite volcano. Can Imani think outside of the box to take home the blue ribbon?

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian, to reflect the diversity of our world.

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On pre-order until 08/01/2024
On pre-order until 08/01/2024
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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, Reading/Language Arts, SEL: A Self-Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2024-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV045000, JUV029000, JUV011010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level N
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author, Narrator: Cicely Lewis

Cicely Lewis is a school librarian with a passion for creating lovers of reading based in Georgia. In 2017, she started the Read Woke challenge in response to the shootings of young unarmed black people, the repeal of DACA, and the lack of diversity in young adult literature. She was named the 2020 National Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal and Scholastic, a 2019 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and the 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Penguin Random House (PRH).

Illustrator: Anastasia Magloire Williams

Anastasia Magloire Williams is an illustrator, storyteller, and graphic designer living in sunny Florida. It is her passion to paint colorful adventures, reveal important history, and tell untold stories that reflect the diverse world we all share. Just like in the book Wild, Wild Hair, she had a complicated relationship with her big Afro as a child. But with the help of her amazing stylist Okeya, she has learned to love her magical hair!


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“Readers will learn from Imani’s example that being original can be very essential in making new discoveries. As with other books in the series, this story is both engaging and instructive in ways that will appeal to younger readers. Reviewer Rating: 4”—Children’s Literature