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Book of the Week: Hair for Mama

  • 04/19/2024
  • NYC Public Schools
Book of the Week: Hair for Mama

It's family picture time for the Carters, but Mama does not want to be in the photo this year. All of her beautiful hair is gone because of chemotherapy treatments for her cancer, and she doesn't want to be remembered without hair. Eight-year-old Marcus knows that the picture won't be the same without Mama, so he comes up with a plan to find her some hair and make her better. Even though the plan doesn't work in quite the way Marcus expects, he comes to understand that "hair is nice to have, but not as nice as me having Mama and Mama having me." This is a story for every family dealing with a serious illness. It is told with a touch of gentle humor in a style that children will readily understand, and the warm and inviting illustrations will bring comfort and hope to young and old alike.

Lexile measure: 610L    Accelerated Reader: 3.3  Publisher-Recommended Age and Grade: 4 years to 8 years

Find a copy at your NYPL ,Brooklyn Library or Queens Library