Cool Cuts

ISBN-10: 1984895575
ISBN-13: 9781984895578
Author: Roe, Mechal Renee
Illustrated by: Roe, Mechal Renee
Interest Level: P-2
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: February 2020

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades P-2

Reading Level

Guided Reading: J
Lexile: AD350L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Body


Boys and their cool, natural hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have kids everywhere chanting the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome!" When the stars shine, the w o rld 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 picture book celebrating a diversity 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 call-and-response affirmation 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 book for girls, Happy Hair . "a timely mirrorfor black boyhood and childhood."-- Kirkus "Readers of this work will relate to the book'spositive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem's connection to pride in hairstyles and looking andfeeling awesome." --Booklist
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