I’m thrilled to be sharing another one of my Most Anticipated Picture Books of 2022 with you all today! The Hair Book by Latonya Yvette and Amanda Jane Jones is a gorgeous concept book that celebrates all kinds of hair, and it lived up to all of my expectations!
Title: The Hair Book
Author: Latonya Yvette
Illustrator: Amanda Jane Jones
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
Published: May 3, 2022
Format: Picture Book and Board Book
Out now in both picture book and board book formats, this lovely concept book introduces the youngest readers to the diverse hair types found throughout the world. The alliterative text is paired with bright illustrations, capturing a unique character featuring each type of hair. I also really appreciated the inclusion of baldness and a couple of head coverings/hats of different faiths. The Hair Book encourages children to embrace and celebrate their hair; whether it is long or short, curly or straight, it is beautiful!
The illustrations are absolutely wonderful! The bold, colorful pages are sure to draw young readers in. Just look how fun these spreads are!
You can pick up your own copy of The Hair Book wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)
Thank you so much to Union Square Kids for sharing this delightful book with me! I know I’ll be reading this one to my little one over and over again!
About the Author:
LaTonya Yvette is a Brooklyn, NY-born and -based writer, creative director, and founder of LY, an eponymous lifestyle site focused on style, motherhood, culture, and wellbeing. LaTonya’s first book Woman Of Color was published in 2019 (Abrams), and her next body of work is a collection of essays to be published by Dial Press. Learn more at: latonyayvette.com and on Instagram @latonyayvette.
About The Illustrator:
Amanda Jane Jones is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, and a mother of three. She is the author of Yum Yummy Yuck, the founding designer and co-creator of Kinfolk magazine, and the founder of Define Magazine. Learn more at: amandajanejones.com and on Instagram @amandajanejones.