Every design has a name and means something in the powerful past and present richness of the Black tradition.
Mama’s and Great-Grammaw’s gentle fingers weave the design, and their lulling voices weave the tale, as they braid their children’s hair into the striking cornrow patterns of Africa.
Originally published: 1979
Author: Camille Yarbrough
Genre: Fiction
Illustrator: Carole Byard
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators



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