Chicagoan Natasha Tarpley brings us another ode to Black love with latest children’s book, ‘Keyana Loves Her Family’

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The holidays can bring out the warm and fuzzies as familial traditions and classics are revisited as touch points to legacy. Published in 1998 and written by Chicagoan Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, “I Love My Hair!” can now be considered one such classic. Back in the day, “I Love My Hair!” was a book that many viewed through a lens of self-esteem; others, a paean to a mother’s love; others, a celebration of Black identity. More than 20 years old, the book showed us Keyana’s World through a story of learning to love yourself as the young girl’s mother brushes her hair every night before bed. “The …

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