Curls (Board book)

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Curls (Board book)

By Ruth Forman, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator)


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A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls.


Mirror Smile

Shine big
hair love

This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.
Ruth Forman is the author of award-winning poetry collections We Are the Young Magicians and Renaissance and children’s books Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon and Curls. She is the recipient of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, among others. She has presented in forums such as the United Nations, the PBS series The United States of Poetry, and National Public Radio. Ruth is a former teacher of creative writing with the University of Southern California and June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and is a longtime faculty member with the VONA writing program.

Geneva Bowers is a self-taught illustrator based in western North Carolina. She’s illustrated children’s books The Dragon ThiefBeyoncé: Shine Your Light, and Curls, among others. Geneva’s work has won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and a 2018 BSFA Award nomination. She loves manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm. Visit her online at
Product Details ISBN: 9781534446311
ISBN-10: 1534446311
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2020
Pages: 26
Language: English