July 10, 2019
Jamaica gets a Boonoonoonous Hair! Tour With Olive Senior
Kingston: Celebrated author and poet Olive Senior will be embarking on a cross-island tour as part of the Caribbean launch of her delightful, new, children’s picture book — Boonoonoonous Hair!. Filled with bold and vibrant illustrations, by noted New York based artist Laura James, Boonoonoonous Hair! is also feast for the eyes as it captures, in colour and rhyme, a little girl’s journey to self-love as she comes to adore her electric, kinetic, snappy, nappy, wavy, crazy, boonoonoonous hair!
The diverse tour will see the author making stops at libraries, summer schools and camps as well as other less traditional spaces.
The signature event will be the book launch which will bring snappy, nappy, wavy energy to the Kozy Korner children’s book store in Vision Plaza on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Ms. Senior will also be visiting three of the island’s parish libraries, in Mandeville, Montego Bay and Kingston. While in the middle of the island, Ms. Senior will also make a stop at Happy House in Treasure Beach on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
The closing event of the tour will be a hair talk on the natural hair journey and representation of black hair as a part of the July edition of the Kingston Creative Art Walk, on Sunday July 28 at 3pm. The interactive conversation will take place between Ms. Senior and Listen Mi Caribbean’s founder Kenia Mattis. It will be followed by a hair showcase staged by Pickney Pampering.
Boonoonoonous Hair! is published in the Caribbean by Blue Banyan Books and in Canada by Tradewind Books.
About The Author
Olive Senior was born and raised in Jamaica and is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated writers. She has won numerous prestigious awards for her work including the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the OCM Books Prize for Caribbean Literature and the gold Musgrave Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. Her books for young people include Birthday Suit and Anna Carries Water. She lives in Toronto.
About The Publisher
Blue Banyan Books is an award winning, independent Caribbean publishing house which produces diverse, entertaining and intriguing books for children of all ages. They also publish adult and young adult books under their imprint Blouse & Skirt Books.