The CROWN Act of 2020

This week we continue to celebrate Black History Month by spotlighting a few books that support the CROWN Act of 2020 (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair). The CROWN Act prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin.


Cool Cuts Written and illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe


Cornrows Written by Camille Yarbrough and illustrated by Carole Byard


Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Written by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James


Hair Like Mine Written by Latashia M. Perry and illustrated by Bea Jackson


Hair Love Written by Matthew A. Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison


I Love My Hair! Written by Natasha Tarpley and illustrated by E.B. Lewis

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