I Love My Happy Hair - Overview

I Love My Happy Hair

Author: Linda Hollowayu
Genre: Children - K-3rd - General
Publisher: Independently published
Date Published: May 28, 2019
ISBN-10: 1097368408
ISBN-13: 978-1097368402


About :   I Love My Happy Hair

Self-Love, Self-Compassion, and African-American Hair Pride

"Little Miss Linda" is an African American girl who is caught in between two worlds- the one in her head and the world outside of her mind. She is struggling to accept her hair texture. She overhears comments about her hair from those in her community. The comments are hurtful and describe her hair as ?ugly," ?uncontrollable," and ?unappreciated.? Little Miss Linda?s mother is extremely instrumental in creating a safe environment, which allows Little Miss Linda to grow to appreciate, celebrate, and cherish her hair. Little Miss Linda?s hair journey to accept her hair is contagious and she is able to get those around her to appreciate their hair too.
This book is designed to enable young children especially Black children to feel positive and accept their beautiful hair. It promotes positive hair-esteem, self-love, and encourages all children to accept the beautiful texture of their hair and dispel hair bullying. Please join "Little Miss Linda?s" global campaign against hair bullying by purchasing this book and signing the pledge!.

About Linda Hollowayu

Dr. Linda J. M. Holloway Ed.D, NCC is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Alabama State University. She has over 27 years of teaching experience. She is a poet, storyactivist, and multi-award winning children?s book author of 5 children books, The Little Miss Linda Series. I love My Happy Hair 2021-New York Big City Book Distinguish Award (Four Star Review From Readers Favorite-2021); Little Miss Linda Goes To Counseling, 2021 New York Big Book Award (Five Star Review From Readers? Favorite-2021); Little Miss Linda Speaks Out About Sickle Cell, 2020 Moonbeam Children?s Award (Five Stars Review From Readers?Favorite-2021); Little Miss Linda Speaks About Rape; Little Miss Linda Speaks About Diversity(Five Star Review From Readers?Favorite-2021). Dr. Holloway is a true servant leader who lives by her life motto, ?Always willing to serve.? She retired from the United States Army Reserves as Colonel after serving over 27 years. She completed four combat tours during her time: (1) Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm Farewell, (2) Two Tours to Iraq- Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and (3) Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. She is a native of Mound Bayou, Mississippi where she grew up on a farm with both of her parents, Mr. Eugene and Willie Lue B. Holloway along with her six sisters and two brothers. Dr. Holloway said this is where she learned many pearls of life. Dr. Holloway attended I.T. Montgomery Elementary and John F. Kennedy High School in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. She later went to complete her undergraduate studies at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, obtaining a B.S. in Psychology. She received her Master?s in Sociology, with an emphasis in Alcohol and Drug Studies at Jackson State University, in Jackson, Mississippi. Finally, she received her Ed.D. in Counselor Education, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. During Dr. Holloway's spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read, travel, go to the movies, and exercise. Her philosophy on life is "Dream Your Own Dreams." She is building her legacy through her own personal ministry- Women Without Limitations, where she educates, elevates, and empowers women and girls by teaching them there are no limits to what God almighty can do with your life.


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