Simran Jeet Singh's Top Book Recommendations

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The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

“Alea Marley’s cover illustration screams JOY and LOVE. I love everything about this important and necessary picture book, especially Harpreet Singh and his big heart.” —Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic

“This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures.” —Kirkus

Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again?

Harpreet Singh has a different color...
Recommended by Simran Jeet Singh, and 1 others.

Simran Jeet SinghLove this list. Tagging @supriyakelkar_, the woman of color who wrote the beautiful book on this list, ‘The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh.’ (Source)

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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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