Boonoonoonous Hair!

Boonoonoonous Hair!

Series: Picture Books
Tag: Featured
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: June 2019
Length: 32
Illustrator: Laura James
ISBN: 9781926890074

Rights sold to Jamaica.

About the Book

“The versatility of Black hair is celebrated and showcased through the cornrows, braids, plaits, afro puffs, twists, bow-adorned afro, and straight hair that Jamilla wears throughout the book.”

“The energy between mother and child is infectious, and the rhythmic text is great fun to read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Jamaican-Canadian writer Senior uses playful rhymes to speak directly to young readers . . . Artwork by James – who is of Antiguan heritage – is an explosion of colour and energy. Together (they) show young readers that being different isn’t a bad thing.”

Quill & Quire

About the Author
Olive Senior

was born and raised in Jamaica and is one of its most celebrated writers. She is currently the Poet Laureate of Jamaica. Olive is a recipient of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. She divides her time between Jamaica and Toronto.