Today we’re excited to reveal both the board book and picture book covers for The Hair Book by LaTonya Yvette, co-authored and illustrated by Amanda Jane Jones! Both versions of the book will be released on March 8, 2022 by Sterling Publishing. Preorder the board book here and the picture book here.
“No matter your hair, you are welcome anywhere!”
A bold, graphic picture book celebrating all types of hair.
With striking, colorful graphics and simple alliterative text, this paper-over-board book with thick interior paper features poufy hair, wavy hair, afro hair, hair covered in a hijab, and more. The message is clear: no matter what you look like, you are beautiful, valued, and welcome everywhere. The beautiful artwork in this book was created using both cut paper and digital tools. Combined with the text, it conveys the timely and evergreen message of accepting everyone and loving ourselves–important topics for readers of all ages! LaTonya and Amanda are passionate about passing on those messages to their children and to kids everywhere, and of making sure every child (and adult!) feels welcomed and accepted in any space.
LaTonya Yvette lives in Brooklyn with her children, River and Oak. Her blog, writing career, and advocacy are rooted in the intersection of style, race, motherhood, and womanhood. She is the author of Woman of Color and an upcoming memoir. Learn more at latonyayvette.com and on Instagram @latonyayvette.
Amanda Jane Jones is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, and a mother of three. She is the author of Yum Yummy Yuck, the founding designer and co-creator of Kinfolk magazine, and the founder of Define Magazine. Learn more at: amandajanejones.com and on Instagram @amandajanejones.