10 Books To Read In Celebration Of CROWN Day

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CROWN Day, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is celebrated on July 3rd. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the CROWN Act in California in 2019. This legislation aims to end hair discrimination, particularly against hairstyles and textures associated with African Americans, such as braids, twists, and locs. CROWN Day is a celebration of natural hair and a call to action for the adoption of similar laws across the United States and beyond. It’s a day to honor and embrace the beauty of natural hair, promote self-love, and educate others about the importance of cultural acceptance and diversity.

Here are 10 books children can read to celebrate CROWN Day:

1. Pretty Hair by Carylee Carrington

Pretty Hair book

A delightful story celebrating the beauty and versatility of natural hair.

2. Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

hair love book

A touching story about an African American father learning to style his daughter’s

3. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

Crown an ode to the fresh cut book

Celebrates the confidence and self-esteem boost that comes from a great

4. I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

i love my hair book

Follows a young girl as she learns to appreciate her beautiful and unique hair.

5. Princess Hair by Sharee Miller

princess hair book

Showcases different hairstyles worn by princesses, highlighting the diversity of of black hair.

6. My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera

my hair is a garden book

A beautiful story about a young girl learning to care for and love her natural hair.

7. Big Hair, Don’t Care by Crystal Swain-Bates

big hair don't care book

A fun and confident story about a girl who loves her big, curly hair.

8. The Hair Book by LaTonya Yvette

the hair book

Celebrates all hair types and textures, promoting love and acceptance.

9. Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller

Don't touch my hair book

A story about setting boundaries and respecting others’ personal space, especially when it comes to touching hair.

10. Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Bippity Bop Barbershop book

A young boy’s first trip to the barbershop and the cultural significance of this experience.

These books can help children appreciate and celebrate natural hair, reinforcing the message of CROWN Day.

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