SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields

A Family of Young Authors Discuss Hip-Hop and Hair

March 11, 2021 JFAM Johnson Family
SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields
A Family of Young Authors Discuss Hip-Hop and Hair
Show Notes

Whether your hair is kinky, curly, or tightly coiled, HIP HOP HAIR offers a fresh perspective on the many textures of beautiful hair. With its catchy rhythm and melodic rhymes, this poetic anthem will leave your head bopping and your feet hip-hopping! So, proclaim your uniqueness and broadcast your truth with the styles you wear and your "HIP HOP HAIR."

Written by JFAM Johnson(TM) (a collective of 8 siblings), HIP HOP HAIR highlights the rhyme, rhythm, and respect of the history and culture of Hip Hop. This literary delight includes original illustrations and designs by Abigail C. Johnson (age 12) and Jael K. Johnson (age 10). Each image is a vibrant display of Black and Brown American boys and girls in uplifting and true-to-life settings. 

Hip Hop Hair is a playful ode to all types of curly black hair. Every page exudes empowerment through rhymes and imagery. This book takes an honest look at every black girl whose hair is not the socially accepted norm. Curating self-love and acceptance through a playful hip-hop style reminiscent of the first emcees

I had the pleasure and opportunity to interview all of the siblings about their new book and other projects, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you will, too.

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