Curls by Ruth Forman

Ahhhh! Ok! I have to share this new book I got. I’m so EXCITED! Can you tell???

Yes, it’s a children’s board book. (Not everything has to a 700-page Harry Potter novel.)

Because I’m a curly girl and follow a lot of curly hair accounts, this book kept showing up in my social media feeds. I secretly wanted it, but never told anyone. I mean seriously! Just looking at the cover. I was in love!

Well, last Monday I came into work, walked into my office and there, setting on my desk, was Curl! I actually squealed, I was so excited! 

Before I even open it, I knew who had given it to me, my sweet friend Becca. She knows all about my struggle to accept my hair in all its forms. It’s been a journey to say the least, but that’s a story for another day. She went on to write a little note inside. It made my day! 

I knew right away, I HAD to share CURLS with you! Representation matters. I say it a lot because it’s true. I’m 42 years old, and can I just tell you what it felt like to open a children’s book and see an image that looks like myself on the very first page! Let’s just say, I might have squealed again. Many curly girls wear their hair up in a “pineapple” at night. It helps protect the curls from separating, causing them to frizz while you sleep. Y’all, I was 40 before I knew about that trick. 40!!! 

There’s nothing like the feeling of being seen. Curl is a book that captures the essence of the curly hair experience while celebrating the beauty of our diversity. You will definately want to add it to your library, regardless of your age.

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