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By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the "downfall of the Black man."

But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches...
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Hair Love

When mommy is away, it’s up to daddy to do his daughter’s hair in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestseller Vashti Harrison.

Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When mommy does Zuri’s hair, she feels like a superhero. But when mommy is away, it’s up to daddy to step in! And even though daddy has a lot to learn, he LOVES his Zuri. And he’ll do anything to make her—and her hair—happy.


Simran Jeet Singhand if you don't have it already, #hairlove is a beautiful book written by @MatthewACherry, illustrated by @VashtiHarrison, and published by @KokilaBooks. my daughtes and i read it together often. i highly recommend it. (Source)

Erika HaroldAs someone who was often told as a child that my natural hair was "bad hair," I love this new book celebrating natural curls! And as the Auntie of a niece who proudly rocks her natural curls, I love that "good hair" is now whatever hair you have. #HairLove 🙌🏽👩🏾‍🦱 @MatthewACherry (Source)

Mari Copeny@MatthewACherry @ScholasticEd That would be amazing. The kids LOVE that book. (Source)

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