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  • Published: 11 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781984895578
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

Cool Cuts




African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome!"

Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating boys with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: "I am born to be awesome!"

When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!

Boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of hip Black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive message that will make kids cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!"

And look for the companion books for girls: Happy Hair and I Love Being Me! 

  • Published: 11 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781984895578
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

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Praise for Cool Cuts

"A timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."—Kirkus "Readers of this work will relate to the book’s positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem’s connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."—Booklist

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