Grant: Yes, absolutely. This book is not only for Black girls. I believe it’s equally important for the non-Black community to see the Hello Hair children’s book because young African Americans still face numerous microaggressions and inquiries while they go to school or away from home.

In this book, I want to discuss what being a Black woman in America is like. For me, though, this book is really for everyone to learn that we do have a lot of range and versatility, but we are still who we are. I’m not my hair. Regardless of whether it’s straightened or worn in an Afro or braided, I’m the same girl my friend recognized yesterday. This is for everybody, so if you’d like to support us by simply sharing awareness and supporting the CROWN Act—which also supports us—you can do so on Instagram at HelloHair_Book [or on our website,].