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When I Wrap My Hair

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An affirming, lyrical picture book tribute to the pride in tradition and love from her ancestors one young girl feels when she wraps her hair. 

When I wrap,

my roots run deep.

As deep as an African marketplace

or a city sidewalk

or the stories between them.

In this ode to hair wrapping, author Shauntay Grant has crafted a poetic, poignant story about how the practice ties together past and present. With vibrant illustrations by Jenin Mohammed, this book is both an act of joyful recognition and a demonstration of how knowledge is passed through generations. Inspiring and powerful, this is perfect for fans of I Am Enough and Hold Them Close