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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Stella's Stellar Hair

Stella's Stellar Hair

Yesenia Moises






On Sale: 01/05/2021

ISBN: 9781250820228

40 Pages, Ages 4-8

Black girl magic takes the solar system in Stella's Stellar Hair, a celebration of hair, family, and self-love from debut author-illustrator Yesenia Moises!

It’s the day of the Big Star Little Gala, and Stella's hair just isn't acting right! What’s a girl to do?

Simple! Just hop on her hoverboard, visit each of her fabulous aunties across the solar system, and find the perfect hairdo along the way.

Stella’s Stellar Hair celebrates the joy of self-empowerment, shows off our solar system, and beautifully illustrates a variety of hairstyles from the African diaspora. Backmatter provides more information about each style and each planet.

An Imprint Book

Praise for Stella's Stellar Hair

"An astronomically creative mix of science, fantasy, and African American culture....An innovative, refreshing, out-of-this-world tale about the incredible versatility of afro hair." —Kirkus, starred review

"This journey has grace, whimsy, and panache, tied up by an explosive array of colors and textures. " —School Library Journal


Yesenia Moises

Yesenia Moises is an Afro-Latina illustrator and designer with a specialty in product design. Her work proudly portrays people of diverse backgrounds playing leading roles in fantasy adventures that are brimming with color. Yesenia is the illustrator of Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color. Stella’s Stellar Hair is her first picture book as both author and illustrator.

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