A happy thing on the mid-week internet: Kids celebrating Hair Love.
After this week’s Oscar win for Karen Rupert Toliver and Matthew A. Cherry’s animated short “Hair Love,” the story of a young black father trying to style his daughter’s natural hair, kids are turning back to the book that the film inspired—and they are all extremely cute.
“Hair Love” follows Zuri, a young girl who tries to style her own hair with a vlogger’s help before enlisting her loving father to tackle it together. Kokila published the book, written by Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison, last May.
In no particular order, here are some very joyful kids and teachers who are loving it this week:
“This book is like me!”
Kids are loving “Hair Love” by @MatthewACherry! It is flying off our Book Fair shelf! @PinkElementary pic.twitter.com/S44zlIJGSb
— Vanessa Rivas (@PinkLibraryZone) February 12, 2020
It arrived! Our next read aloud! So excited #HairLove! @MatthewACherry thank you for this amazing message! #kindergarten #IndianTrailElementary pic.twitter.com/LGC2KstQTw
— Katie Pruiett (@katethe3rd) February 12, 2020
Ever since I first read Hair Love to my class of 3 year olds last week, they have been asking me to read it to them every day, it's everybody's favorite ♡♡♡#hairlove https://t.co/hlu04nDAwC
— Jasmine (@amazingLEEjazz) February 12, 2020
Starting all my child development classes today by playing & discussing @MatthewACherry’s #HairLove! We are discussing the context (s/o to twitter) & the content (all the wonderful moments!) #proflife pic.twitter.com/vNYRecHUHC
— Dr. Lauren Mims 👩🏾🚀 (@DrLaurenMims) February 11, 2020
Wow! Great job @Desireevaniecia. This #HairLove painting is incredible 🥺🙌🏾😢
Credit: https://t.co/dZptBlKknt pic.twitter.com/ycgqUsATSi
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 12, 2020