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No Pelo Malo

Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe! is about Cultural Solidarity through hair. It looks like a children’s book, however the message is a mature one.  It’s target demo is from the age of comprehension to adulthood.  The book is even more effective when I am able to deliver the message behind it. While in college, I was on a quest to find myself.  That is when I took on a project about my Garifuna culture, just to learn more about me.  It was at that point when a classmate labeled my type of hair as “malo/bad.” She had no idea what I was going through, nor the reality of my challenges as a black latina woman.  I have to admit, if the young lady and I had someone like me to come deliver the message of Bad Hair Does Not Exist – the class discussion would have never escalated to an argument. So please, I ask with all the respect in my heart not to “judge a book by its cover” or font size.  – Sulma Arzu-Brown, Author

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This deceptively simple book captures, and then kindly dismisses one of the most divisive issues in black and latino culture: our hair. Bad Hair Does Not Exist is a good read for anyone raising a child no matter what hair looks like. – Majora Carter, CEO of Majora Carter Group

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