Hey Yall! Last weekend, I attended a local event for a book signing with E. Danielle Butler at The Listening Tree.
She envisions a collection of “life books” where children see themselves reflected. The first title, Zoe’s Bun, was simply written as an ode to her daughter and her confidence. While the natural hair movement is increasing in visibility and reception, many black young girls have yet to accept and embrace the authority, freedom, and attention of their glorious manes. Her daughter is one of them; her favorite hairstyle right now is a bun, and that’s okay. The second title, Zoe Gets a Brother, was driven by my observation of the transition in anticipation of my son’s arrival.