The Book Every Little Girl In Your Life Needs
You can never have too much positive reinforcement when it comes to little brown girls and their self-esteem which is why we’re so excited Casey Elisha created Love Thy Fro.
The book, written for girls between the ages of 5 and 8, tells the story of a young girl named Kemi who is in love with her big, beautiful, curly afro hair. “A simple book with a simple message, the book aims to teach girls the importance of loving themselves and embracing their ‘non-typical’ hair from a young age,” the book’s website states.
In a press release, first-time author Elisha explained her motivation for publishing thes book, saying:
“My decision to write Love Thy Fro was a very random one stemming from my realization that, if I were to become a mother to a daughter anytime soon, I would have a really hard time teaching her to be comfortable in her own skin due to the images of beauty that society constantly throws at us. I wanted my future daughters to know and appreciate their unique beauty, so I chose to create something that I felt would help show them this.”
Within the first two days of the book’s launch December 6, 2015 in Deptford, London, the first batch completely sold out, demonstrating the need for an uplifting message such as this one. To purchase your own copy of Love Thy Fro, click here.