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Hot Comb is Eisner-nominated!

The 2020 Eisner Award Nominations, Reviewed

School Library Journal    |    SLJ Staff    |    June 5, 2020

This rich collection of comics brilliantly explores the ways that Black women and girls use hair care to console, construct, and criticize themselves and one another—hair serves as a way to cover up the pain of living in an unjust system, and hairstyles become a currency to purchase status. Examining how hairstyles affect the lives of Black women and girls and how perception of Black hair often shapes the way African American women and girls see their own beauty, Flowers has crafted a volume that’s ideal for most public and school libraries.



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