Mira’s Curly Hair

Maryam al Serkal, illustrated by Rebeca Luciani

Mira wants straight smooth hair like her Mum. But despite all her best efforts she can’t get hers to straighten which makes her sad, until her Mum takes her for a walk. When a rain shower forces them to take shelter, Mira notices that the rain has curled Mum’s hair. From that moment on Mira is a very happy little girl. 

This is a delightful story for anyone who has wished for different hair. Illustrated with gorgeously rich and colourful illustrations of Arabic buildings, toys and birds, children with hair of all colours and styles will enjoy this tale that is ultimately about self-acceptance.

Published by Lantana Publishing

Reviewed by Justine Daniels