Boonoonoonous Hair!

Boonoonoonous Hair!

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

Rights sold to Jamaica.

About the Book

In this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book by Jamaican-Canadian writer Olive Senior and acclaimed artist Laura James (the team that created the best-selling Anna Carries Water), a young girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage voluminous and Boonoonoonous Hair.

Praise for Boonoonoonous Hair:

“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.” —   Booklist

“The energy between mother and child is infectious, and the rhythmic text is great fun to read. This girl’s road to self-acceptance is playful, easy, and filled with love.” Kirkus Reviews

“The artwork by James – who is of Antiguan heritage – is an explosion of colour and energy, with each one of her illustrations perfectly echoing the vibrancy of Jamilla’s ever-changing electric and kinetic hairstyles. Together, author and illustrator show young readers that being different isn’t a bad thing.” Quill & Quire

“It is a beautiful ode to all that makes us different yet special. Accompanied by bold and colourful illustrations, this picture book would be a great addition to any children’s collection.” — CM Reviews

About the Illustrator:

Laura James is an award-winning artist and self-taught painter of Antiguan heritage. She illustrated the best-selling Anna Carries Water and lives in New York City.

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.