"What Are You Gonna Do with that Hair?" Book Signing with Ndija Anderson-Yantha

Event date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Join Charis in welcoming Ndija Anderson-Yantha for a very special post-story-hour booksigning of her new natural hair children's book, What Are You Gonna Do with that Hair?

Everyone knows Zuri as “the girl with the puffy hair.” Her afro is big and fluffy, and not even gravity can keep it down. People often ask her, “What are you gonna do with that hair?” Zuri finds the answer in her cultural hair-itage and shows she can sculpt and shape her curls and coils into beautiful works of African art—braids, ‘locks, bantu knots—in other words, whatever she wants! This illustrated non-fiction book encourages Black girls to celebrate the beauty and versatility of their natural hair and learn the rich history of natural hairstyles.  

Ndija Anderson-Yantha is a lawyer, blogger, and a former Thomas J. Watson Fellow.  Her Watson Fellowship project, “Braiding: Traditional Art, Esthetic Service, or Cultural Expression”, took her to seven countries to investigate the role and significance of hair braiding in female socialization in various cultures.

Through her blog, The Natural Hair Advocate, she encourages readers to love and embrace their natural textures by showcasing the beauty of African hair from political, historical, and sociological viewpoints.  Ndija is a graduate of Spelman College (BA in political science and French) and McGill University (LLB and BCL law degrees).  She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband.

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307
What Are You Gonna Do with That Hair? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780995857704
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Natural Hair Advocate - December 29th, 2016