scrounge: /skrounj/ informal verb: to actively seek [books] from any available source
I Love My Hair! is a book that portrays a girl named Keyana getting her hair brushed by her mother. It hurts and she doesn't like it, but when her mother is done, she reminds her that her hair is beautiful and she can wear it in any style she chooses.
This is a positive celebration of African hair, and I love the visual metaphors of different styles, such as "cornrows" showing her hair blending into a cornfield -- we also see other styles such as braids with beads, and the natural style, described as letting her hair go any way it pleases.
Toward the end, the voice changes to Keyana's: "I love my hair, because it is thick as a forest, soft as cotton candy." She says her favorite style is one ponytail on each side of her head, like wings, and that one day she might take off and fly!
Scrounged From: Our local library
Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Illustrator: E.B. Lewis
Content Advisory: None