Tola Okogwu, author of the children’s book series Daddy Do My Hair, has released her third book in the series titled, Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way. With her book series, Tola hopes to bring attention to the relationship between young black girls and their natural hair in a vibrant and entertaining way that is also educational.
Okogwu is a British-Nigerian author and co-founder of a publishing firm who has contributed to several publications such as, Metro UK and Black Beauty & Hair magazine. She also has a beauty blog called, My long hair journey which aims to help women take better care of their natural hair.
The Daddy Do My Hair series was inspired by the relationship between Tola’s husband and their daughter. The series’ goal is to challenge the negative misconceptions around race, gender roles within parenting, bullying, friendships and relationships.
Every book, throughout the series, tackles different subject matters and topics that are relevant to both children and parents and can be used as a teaching tool. The entire book series and additional information about Tola can be found online on her book website.