The Book Club | Emi’s Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair

It is super important to me that my daughter be surrounded by positive images of black women. I want her to see people who look like her when she watches tv, opens up a magazine or delves into the wonderful world of literature. Thus, I was very excited to hear about this new book from Tina Olajide, a prominent figure in the UK natural hair world.

Everyone…meet Emi!

Emi’s Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair is about Emi, ‘a creative seven-year-old girl with a BIG imagination’ and in this book she describes all the cool and quirky things she likes most about her hair. From the shape and movement of her hair to detangling single strand knots.

The Inspiration:

“I created Emi, because I realised there weren’t enough heroines for little brown girls to look up to. Emi reminded me of the confident and inquisitive little girl I was and the importance of nurturing the spark inside every girl.”

-Tina Olajide

Future stories will explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the arts through Emi’s eyes, bringing girls and boys along for each new adventure.  The book is available on and Amazon UK and would make a great Christmas present for any little girls or boys in your life.

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