Saturday, February 5, 2022

Crowned With Glory-Children's Book Review




 About the Book

 An ode to Black hair and Black girl joy, this joy-filled rhyming picture book invites young readers into the world of a young Black girl as she rocks her God-given beauty.

Hello, world! I’m a gift from above.
I already know that I am loved.

Gazing around with a great big grin—
there’s a whole wide world for me to take in.

From the hair on her head to the tips of her toes, Azira knows that she is awesome! And whether it’s styled in twists, curls, braids, Bantu knots, a textured bun, or left totally natural, her hair is just one of the countless things that helps Azira celebrate who God made her to be. She’s able to live out a beautiful story because God has crowned her with glory—and Azira wants you to do the same!

Young readers will be inspired by this empowering, uplifting reminder to always be and love who God created them to be. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts


This is a fun book that I wish had come out years ago. We need more books like this so that children can see more of themselves within the pages. I liked the illustrations and I can see how it would make little kids not feel so alone. The rhyming doesn't really go very well so the wording doesn't flow as nicely as you would expect from a children's book. I also didn't love that we watched the young girl grow up, I would rather that it just had her as a young girl throughout the whole thing. That would have made more sense to me. Regardless we need more books that represent Black girl joy! This would make a good addition to your book collection. 

Four stars.

"I received this book from Waterbrook Press for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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