Parents' Guide to

Princess Hair

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Jubilant celebration of girls' hairstyles, hair textures.

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age 3+

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age 3+

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This joyful, energetic, jubilant, fun book is inclusive in its messaging and presentation. By exploring some of the many, many hairstyles and textures found among black and multiethnic children, kids who love princesses learn to broaden their view beyond the typical European-centered beauty ideals offered by most media. Princess Hair is both self-celebratory and myth busting, and not just regarding appearances. The princesses featured have a variety of interests that are not boy- or romance-centered. The girls in the book are cooperative rather than competitive with one another, and the illustrations capture the vibrancy and energy of young children. Kids of all races will enjoy Princess Hair simply because it's fun. And children of color will love seeing themselves represented.

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