Published by Imprint
Summary: It’s the day of the Big Star Little Gala, and Stella wants her hair to look just right. But it’s twisting and turning, zigging and zagging, making loopity-loops and lots of curly Q’a. Stella’s Momma sends her off to visit her aunt on Mercury. Aunt Ofelia’s stay-smooth style isn’t quite right, so Stella goes to see Auntie Alma on Venus. Each planetary aunt has different ideas about her hair, but none satisfies Stella. Finally, Auntie Solana, the aunt over by the sun, has the best advice of all: just be yourself. So Stella does her own hair, enjoying its twists, turns, and curls, and that turns out to be the best hair-do for the big event. Includes two pages of information about the planets and why each one has its particular hairstyle. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: The eye-popping art and be-yourself message are sure to resonate with anyone who’s ever had a bad hair day, and particularly celebrates Black hair.
Cons: I still miss Pluto.