The ongoing debate between permed and natural hair among Black women has left many questioning the very crowns on their heads. To perm or not to perm? That is the question Kendolyn faces as the main character of Empress of Coils. The book for young readers about self-reflection, confidence and pride by first-time author Lynn Graham, is available for pre orders on Kindle today.
“The book is powerful. Not only is Kendolyn surrounded by a community of people encouraging her, she realizes she has the support of historic queens behind her,” said E. Danielle Butler, CEO, EvyDani Books, LLC. “That’s what we need for ourselves as women and the children that we are responsible for stewarding.”
Empress of Coils” explores themes like self-reflection, confidence and pride. (Courtesy Photo)
Kendolyn is a typical 10-year-old preteen girl. She loves everything about herself, except her hair. She convinces her mother, a hairstylist, to perm her hair. Although her mother agrees, it’s under one circumstance. She must read a book of her mother’s choice. Kendolyn agrees but puts little effort into reading the book. Choosing to veg out in front of the TV instead. Kendolyn carelessly tosses the book only to quickly learn it wasn’t your ordinary book. What she found inside took her on an unforgettable journey into knowledge, self-discovery, history and self-awareness.
“We’ve all had days when we don’t know what to do with our hair,” said Lynn. “However, for little Black girls, these moments are more than everyday frustration. Wearing your hair straight or in its natural curly state is a question that taps into their self-esteem and self-confidence. The main character of Empress of Coils looks just like them. The book tells a story that they can relate to from start to finish. It also creates opportunities for Black girls and women to talk about hair and the importance of the crowns on their heads.”
“Fantabulous book! I can’t wait to give this book to all the little empresses that I know,” said Tameka Warfield from Los Angeles, Calif.
Those who preorder the book can email a copy of their receipt and mailing address to email@example.com to receive a custom made bookmark. Find the book, available in paperback, hardcover and Kindle on major online retailers like Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble, and for more information visit www.EmpressofCoils.com.