DIVerse Families
 
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Title

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Authors

Lisa Dunn-Dern

Illustrator

Virgo Evans

Publisher

Llumina Press

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9781932560718

Pages

29 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

An interracial family enjoys a Saturday ritual. After a pancake breakfast, the mother goes to a hair salon, while the little girl and father style each other's hair. Because her father is bald, the little girl must use her imagination, play-dough, and ribbons to create his hair-do. Each week, the family enjoys each other's new hairstyles.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

570L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; interracial family; interracial marriage; mixed race

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

hairdressing; playing pretend; pancake; weekend ritual; father and daughter bonding

Diversity Impact

indirect

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow


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