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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241406427
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Hair Love

Based on the Oscar-Winning Short Film



The heartwarming story of a dad learning to do his daughter's hair for the very first time.

It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.

Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Mum always does Zuri's hair just the way she likes it - so when Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her - and her hair - happy.

Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair - and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241406427
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Matthew Cherry

Matthew Cherry (Author)
Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Now, he directs music videos and short films, including "Hair Love", the animated short film on which this book is based. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine'slist of Directors to Watch in 2016.

Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

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