Celebrate Boonoonoonous Hair at the Bronx Library Center

On September 21, 2pm at the Bronx Library Center, 310 Kingsbridge Rd., Join One Book One Bronx when we celebrate the NYC release of the children’s book Boonoonoonous Hair! The day will feature author Olive Senior, artist Laura James, a special art exhibit, and more!


In this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book, written by award-winning Jamaican-Canadian Olive Senior, and with pictures by the acclaimed Bronx artist Laura James (the team that created Anna Carries Water), a young girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage, voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.

“The versatility of Black hair is celebrated and showcased through the cornrows, braids, plaits, afro puffs, twists, bow-adorned afro, and straight hair that Jamilla wears throughout the book.” —Booklist

The Bronx’s new bookstore, The Lit Bar, will be on hand with Boonoonoonous Hair, Anna Carries Water and a wide variety of children’s books.

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