Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for I Love My Beautiful Hair, written and illustrated by Elissa Wentt. The cover art was illustrated by Wentt and the cover was designed by Rae Crawford. The book will be released on June 28, 2022 by Scholastic.
Little EJ is so excited to join her mom and grandmommy for her first-ever trip to the hair salon. She wants to find a special hair style. But with so many options… how can she choose? Readers will love “trying on” hair styles alongside EJ, as she imagines herself in a variety of styles. Should she try afro puffs, with ribbons and bows? Or twisty spirals that tickle her nose? Luckily, Mommy is there to offer reassurance: “Your hair is curly, like clouds in the sky. It’s beautiful no matter which style you try!” With bright colors, bold and graphic artwork, and sweet rhyming text, this book is the perfect way to celebrate family tradition and Black hair with your little one!
Elissa Wentt is an illustrator, entrepreneur, and designer living in Portsmouth, Virginia. Elissa promotes her art on Instagram and Etsy, and her debut book is I Love My Beautiful Hair!