Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the shelves – #Childrens – Hair Peace by Dawn Doig

Delighted to share a new book for children by Dawn Doig, illustrated by Savannah Horton – Hair Peace.

About the book

Johanita wants to have beautiful hair like the other girls at school. Johanita’s hair is very short. When her mother takes her to the hair salon, Johanita tries a series of wigs out each day at school, but she can’t decide which one makes her look beautiful.

After a new girl starts at school, Johanita discovers that beauty comes in many forms and it isn’t your hair that makes you beautiful.

One of the early reviews for the book

Tope 5.0 out of 5 stars Embracing the beauty of Hair  Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020

The story is centered around a girl of African descent who did not appreciate the beauty of her hair texture. Reminds me of growing up and how “chemically processed hair” was the way forward for many reasons ranging from being easier to manage to not liking the inability of my hair to flow in the breeze. In present times though more African descendants are now leaning towards embracing our hair textures and I am proud of that.

Read the other reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Dawn Doig

Head over and buy the books: Amazon US

And on Amazon UK: Amazon UK

Follow Dawn on: Goodreads

About Dawn Doig

Dawn Doig, M.Sc., M.Ed, is the author of several children’s picture books on a variety of topics including childhood hearing loss, bullying and forgiveness, dysgraphia, and learning English as an additional language. She has been blessed with two extremely rewarding careers working with children as an audiologist and as an English as an additional language teacher. Dawn has two grown children who live in Canada. She currently resides in Cameroon with her hubby Bruce and two very rambunctious but adorable female kitties. She gets her inspiration for her children’s books from her family, the children she has the pleasure of working with, general life experiences, and her feline friends. Dawn is a passionate baker who loves to share her homemade goodies with others. She is always ready to head out on the next thrilling adventure with Bruce and they never know where the wind will blow them to next.

Connect to Dawn

Website:   Dawn Doig
Twitter: @Shoebears
Facebook: Shoebears
LinkedIn: Dawn Doig

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will explore Dawn’s books further. Thanks Sally

23 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the shelves – #Childrens – Hair Peace by Dawn Doig

  1. I remember speaking to one of our African staff at work once, Sally, and she said she wished she had hair like me. It was quite an interesting conversation as I had been admiring her hairstyle. I couldn’t have her hairstyle with my hair.

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    • I was just asked to be on a panel discussion with two other authors. The host and the other two authors were women of colour. They were intrigued that a ‘caucasian’ woman had written a story about a little African girl who did not like her tight curls. I currently live in Africa and did not know before I came here that many of the women and girls wear wigs or hair extensions. This really made me think about self-image and perceptions of beauty. The women and girls are beautiful. The host said I was also the first author she had ever interviewed in the ‘motherland’.

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  2. A great message that needs to be reinforced time and time again. So-called “reality TV shows” often send a different message.

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