A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for Illustration
A Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

Every design has a name and means something in the powerful past and present richness of the Black tradition. Mama’s and Great-Grammaw’s gentle fingers weave the design, and their lulling voices weave the tale, as they braid their children’s hair into the striking cornrow patterns of Africa.

Author(s): Camille Yarbrough
Illustrator: Carole Byard

Paperback, Penguin Random House, 2023
48 p, 9 7/8 × 8 3/8  in.