'Hair Twins'VIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Children's Book by Raakhee Mirchandani, Illustrated by Holly Hatam
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A Sikh father and daughter with a special hair bond proudly celebrate and share a family tradition in this charming story perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair! Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out. Some days he braids her hair in two twists down the side of her face. Other days he weaves it into one long braid hanging down her back, just like a unicorn tail. But her favorite style is when he combs her hair in a tight bun on the top of her head, just like the joora he wears every day under his turban. They call this their hair twin look! After the reading, author Raakhee Mirchandani will participate in a panel discussion to discuss identity, acceptance, and the Sikh American experience. Click here to purchase a copy of Hair Twins today!
Hair Twins will be followed by a brief reading of What Color is my Patka? Written by Deepika Kaur Pujji, the story centers on a Sikh boy, Ricky who looks different than many of his peers. He wears a patka, a Sikh head covering, which protects his uncut hair. Ricky shares how he confidently approaches his day and why this makes him so special. Join Ricky as he chooses which color patka to wear each day in this fun-loving book filled with rhymes.
Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor and the author of Super Satya Saves the Day. When she isn't writing, Raakhee is either organizing her bookshelves, running races to raise money for kids with cancer, or styling her very curly hair with new oils and potions. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter, the inspiration for Hair Twins.
Deepika Kaur Pujji is a St. Louis native, wife, and mother of 2 beautiful children. After completing her psychology and advertising degree from Boston University, she spent time as a digital advertising professional at global ad agencies and Twitter. In 2015, she received the promotion of a lifetime to full-time Mama.
The Culture Tree is a leading New York based organization that promotes cultural literacy about South Asia through language and educational & cultural programs. They partner with museums, galleries, schools and libraries to implement their classes and programming.
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