D. Lovelitt is the author of Amina Arnae and Her Poofy Hair. In her debut book for the Amina Arnae series, Amina is upset because her hair looks different from the other girls at school and the boys make fun of her.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever blocked anyone’s vision because of your hair style or come home with random items from outdoors stuck in your curls? Well, Amina is having similar challenges. Her aunt teaches her how to work with, not against, her poofy hair.
This book is a cute read for any girl needing a confidence boost as she learns to embrace her hair the way it naturally grows. I also love the educational component at the end of the book as product options for naturally curly hair are described in a child-friendly way.
I can never get enough of books that show children how to accept themselves just they way they are. Pre-orders of Amina Arnae and Her Poofy hair are currently being accepted on D’s website. If you’d like a chance to win a copy for yourself, head over to our Instagram and Facebook pages for details.
- What inspired you to become an author?
I have always had an interest in writing. I love the English language and how beautiful words can be when placed together strategically. This book was written for many reasons. Firstly, I am very much into natural hair and enjoy sharing my passion for it. Next, there are many parents who have children with natural hair; however, they do not know exactly how to care for it. Furthermore, there are children with natural hair who struggle with being different and do not know how to navigate their feelings about their hair. This book is a way for parents and children to have a conversation and understanding about both the “wash day” routine, and the importance of self love. Lastly, although the selection of multicultural children’s books is far fewer than we would hope, there are definitely more now than there were when I was growing up. I am proud to be a contributor to the multicultural children’s genre.
- What was your favorite book(s) as a child?
As a child my favorite book was “Green Eggs and Ham”.
- What was the last non-children’s book you read?
“A Wanted Woman” by Eric Jerome Dickey”
- What impact would you like for your books to leave on the children’s literature community?
I would like my books to be the “go to” books that parents utilize to explain difficult topics to their children. I want my books to be both an engaging and thoughtful resource for readers regarding subjects that affect their everyday lives.
- Tell us a random fact about yourself that we wouldn’t know from your website or social media pages.
I love to visit the museum.
Many thanks to D. for being a part of this series! If you’d like to keep up with her work, please visit her Instagram for updates.