Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Little Black Girls, In the Book Sunne's Gift, the Author Ama Yawson says Natural IS Cool Enough!

     I ran across an article recently that I am so exited to share.  It is entitled Sunne's Gift:  10 Reasons Why All Little Girls Must Rock Natural Hair. The article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ama-yawson/sunnes-gifts-10-reasons-w_b_5568580.html) focuses on a book entitled Sunne's Gift, which explores the beauty of natural hair and breaks it down for little Black girls and ALL children. 

     So who wrote this gem of a book?  Her name is Ama Yawson.  Here is a little bit about her:

"Ama earned a BA cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.""

     Her credentials are no doubt impressive and her cause is worthy! In her book, Sunne's Gift, she affirms the beauty of natural hair through the main character, Magbe (Magical being). As stated per her website http://www.milestales.com/:

"With this story, Ama hopes to affirm afro-textured hair while promoting a culture of love and acceptance in which readers learn that there is beauty and power in difference and that celebrating diversity is not just "nice to do", it is essential for our survival."

The author does not hold her tongue in explaining why it is a must that  Little Black Girls wear their hair naturally.  Below, the illustrations give a clear indication of her perspective. 

The author also states the following: "I hope that all parents will read Sunne's Gift to their children because that is the message that ALL of our children need to hear. They need to hear that they are perfect as they are in order to have the confidence to face all of the challenges that life brings."

She asks her readers to take a pledge as depicted below, per her website:

Ultimately, although this book is about natural hair, it goes so far beyond it and ventures in the realm of something very straight forward and that is that we should all love ourselves, just as we are, naturally and of course, that's N.I.C.E.!

Here is the author at one of her book talks:

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