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Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Now, he directs music videos and short films, including Hair Love, the animated short film on which this book is based. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine's list of Directors To Watch in 2016.

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PRAISE FOR HAIR LOVE 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project - Top Ten List
NAACP Image Award Nominee
Irma Black Award Nominee "[A]n important moment for representation and encouraging positive paternal moments." - Refinery29 Hair Love is a dedication to black and brown boys and girls everywhere to learn to love their natural hair." - Blavity "We're always here for a father and daughter beauty adventure..." - Essence.com "Seeing such a positive representation of black men and their daughters is such a breath of fresh air...The world definitely needs more of this." - TeenVogue.com

"A wonderful slice-of-life tale about family support, black hair, and embracing individuality." --School Library Journal
, starred review "This delightful debut encourages self-affirmation and celebrates a loving, respectful relationship between a nurturing father and his cool, confident daughter." - Shelf Awareness, starred review

"This authentic depiction of a loving and whole black family broadens the scope of representation." --Kirkus Reviews "Unforgettable." --Booklist "A bighearted ode to individuality and father-daughter collaboration." --Publishers Weekly

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