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Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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Explore the incredible history of Afro hair.The Story of Afro Hair celebrates the fashion and styles of Afro hair over the last 5,000 years. From plaits to the Gibson Girl, cornrows to locks, the hi-top fade to funki dreds, The Story of Afro Hair is the ultimate book of Afro hairstories.

Kicking off with an explanation of how Afro hair type grows and why, The Story of Afro Hair then takes us right back to the politics and fashion of Ancient Egypt.

Speeding forwards to modern times we experience the Kingdom of Benin, Henry VIII’s court, the enslavement of African peoples, the Harlem Renaissance, the beginnings of Rastafarianism, Britain in the 1980s – and much more.

  • With vibrant full colour illustrations by Joelle Avelino.
  • A sparkling gold foil hardback cover – the perfect gift for anyone interested in culture, fashion and history.
  • With profiles of inspirational key figures in the Afro hair beauty industry, such as Sara Spencer Washington, Madam CJ Walker, Viola Desmond, Lincoln Dyke, Dudley Dryden and Anthony Wade.

Our October 2021 Ages 11+ Book of the Month

For my 11+ October Book of the Month I have chosen The Story of Afro Hair. The Story of Afro Hair takes us on a historical journey of Afro hair over the last 5,000 years. Kicking off with an explanation of how Afro hair type grows and why, The Story of Afro Hair then takes us right back to the politics and fashion of Ancient Egypt. Speeding forwards to modern times we experience the Kingdom of Benin, Henry VIII’s court, the enslavement of African peoples, the Harlem Renaissance, the beginnings of Rastafarianism, Britain in the 1980s – and much more. From plaits to the Gibson Girl, cornrows to locks, the hi-top fade to funki dreds, The Story of Afro Hair is the ultimate book of Afro hair stories.

With October being Black History Month, this is the perfect book for children to either learn more about their own history, or become more empathetic and aware of other cultures. This is also packaged in a beautiful gold foil hardback, with vibrant full colour illustrations throughout, making it the perfect gift for anyone interested in culture, fashion and history.

Su – Book Club Editor, Ages 7–11+
Su – Book Club Editor, Ages 7–11+

Product Details

Catalogue number

1208 in SCB Offer October 2021, 1083 in UK Teen November 2021, 243 in UK Primary August/September 2021 and 707 in UK Primary November 2021

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9780702307416

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

October 7th, 2021

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  • 128 pages

Condition

New

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