Sidney is a four year old little girl who enjoys going to school and loves to learn. She has gray eyes, a beautiful smile and long curly hair. On her fourth birthday she starts pre-school and makes some new friends. One day, Sidney comes home from school and reveals she hates her hair. After listening to a story about wishing, Sidney decides to make a wish and quickly learns all the things that she would miss if she were like everyone else.
"My Hair is Curly is a clever tale that offers young children an opportunity to learn to appreciate who they are, showing once again that being accepted is not guaranteed by looking like everyone else."
Dr. Eleanor D. White, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent, Retired
A rewarding and charming tale of a young girl’s discovery of all the things that make her special! Parents and children of all ages enjoy reading “My Hair is Curly”:
•"It’s a heartwarming tale!"
•"Crosses the boundaries of race, ethnicity and religion."
•"It helps parents reinforce how special and unique all children are..."
•"Encourages self awareness."
•"Promotes self esteem."
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About the Author
Sabrina Carter is a wife and mother who currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children. Born in Maryland, Sabrina was raised the youngest of two girls to a single mother. In an effort to provide for her children, Sabrina’s mother joined the army, leaving the then 6 year old Sabrina and her sister to live with their grandmother. It was during these early years that she discovered writing as a way to escape her circumstances and express the longings for her mother and the desires for the father that she would never know. Seeking a different kind of escape, Sabrina replaced writing with a love of math and science and in 1995, graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Sabrina went on to pursue a career in technology consulting, but her passion for writing would quickly be reignited when in 2004, after returning home from work, she was greeted by her four year old daughter who came home from pre-school and revealed that she hated her hair. Heartbroken Sabrina set out to find a creative way to help her daughter deal with her fragile self image. Starting first with a poem written late one night, she read it to her daughter and to her welcome surprise, it put a smile on her face. Each night as Sabrina read the poem, her daughter seemed to become more comfortable with her hair. After two months of watching her daughter develop a more positive self image, Sabrina and her husband Elliot decided that they needed to do more. She began sharing the poem with friends and family who also encouraged her to tell the story of how simple words spoken by innocent children can impact a child's self image . So the journey began and over the next few months Sabrina began converting her poem into the book, “My Hair is Curly”, the story of a beautiful little girl with curly hair, gray eyes and a magical wish.
Since its publication, Sabrina has had the opportunity to share the book with thousands of parents, teachers and children across the country. She has also written two more books as a part of her new three part series titled, "The Impact of Positive Parent-Child Relationships". According to Sabrina, the greatest blessing of her books, in addition to the development she has seen in her children, has been the positive reaction by so many people from varying ethnicities including interracial, Jewish, African-American and Hispanic families.