Nicola Yoon

“Since postslavery days and through to modern times, debate has raged in the African American community. What does it mean to wear your hair natural versus straightened? Is straightening your hair a form of self-hatred? Does it mean you think your hair in its natural state is not beautiful? If you wear your hair naturally, are you making a political statement, claiming black power? The way African American women wear their hair has often been about much more than vanity. It’s been about more than just an individual’s notion of her own beauty.”

Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star
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The Sun is Also a Star The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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