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Monday, May 2, 2022

Review & Giveaway: The Hair Book by LaTonya Yvette, Illustrated by Amanda Jane Jones

Union Square Kids
Source: pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 3rd, 2022
Formats Available: Hardcover, Board book, Ebook
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Blurb from PR Firm:

With bold, colorful graphics and poetic rhyme, this is a stunning tribute to every kind of hair, perfect for fans of Hair Love.

Covered hair, Bun Hair, Party Hair… No matter your hair—YOU are welcome anywhere!

Author and lifestyle blogger, LaTonya Yvette makes her children’s book debut with a must-have gift purchase for any occasion alongside art from award-winning illustrator Amanda Jane Jones.

“Striking spreads include bold and eye-catching colors that celebrate the diversity of beauty.” — School Library Journal, Starred review

My Thoughts:

I am delighted to be hosting a spot on the THE HAIR BOOK by LaTonya Yvette & Amanda Jane Jones blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my review and make sure to enter the giveaway!

The blurb of the book appealed to me. I teach toddlers and am all about helping them feel positive about their bodies and looks. This book seemed like a perfect fit for my classroom and after reading it, I plan on using it in my room. 

Simple text combined with bright, spare illustrations should be appealing to toddlers and preschoolers. Jones includes a variety of hair styles and doesn't shy away from hair coverings. The pictures are adorable and engaging, and the text simple enough to keep a toddler's attention. The book is educational, in a gentle manner. I wasn't familiar with kippah hair so I Googled it. I imagine families and classes will find images or terms that spark conversation or learning but the book doesn't shove it down children's throats. 

I recommend this book to anyone with a young child in their life.

About LaTonya Yvette ~

LaTonya Yvette is a Brooklyn, NY-born and -based writer, creative director, and founder of LY, an eponymous lifestyle site focused on style, motherhood, culture, and wellbeing. LaTonya's first book Woman of Color was published in 2019 (Abrams), and her next body of work is a collection of essays to be published by Dial Press. Learn more at: and on Instagram @latonyayvette.

Find LaTonya Online:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

About Amanda Jane Jones ~

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 cocreator of Kinfolk magazine, and the founder of Define Magazine. Learn more at: and on Instagram @amandajanejones.

Find Amanda Online:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE HAIR BOOK, US Only. The blog is not responsible for providing the book. Please read my giveaway policy and my privacy policy.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/25/2022  @just_another_mother_with_books    Review
4/26/2022  BookHounds YA                                  Review/IG Post
4/27/2022  Cocoa With Books                               Review/IG Post
4/28/2022  onemoreexclamation                            Review/IG Post
4/29/2022  The Clever Reader                               Review/IG Post

Week Two:

5/2/2022   Bea's Book Nook                                   Review
5/3/2022   The Momma Spot                                  Review/IG Post
5/4/2022   Nonbinary Knight Reads                       Review/IG Post
5/5/2022   Nerdophiles                                            Review
5/6/2022   Two Points of Interest                            Review


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