32pp, color

8in x 10in

7 to 11
September 2022







Age Range:



Wonderful Hair:

The Beauty of Annie Malone

By Eve Nadal Cataveras

Illustrated by Felicia Marshall

Madam C.J. Walker is commonly thought to be the first Black woman millionaire. That honor actually belongs to Annie Turnbo Malone.

Annie turned her personally developed hair products into a thriving business, including a school that taught her patented Poro method of self-care. Madam C.J. Walker was one of her most successful students. Wonderful Hair's vibrant text and glowing art brings Annie vividly to life, sharing her pride in Black hair.

"Synopsis: A colored woman in a white dominated world, Annie Malone turned her personally developed hair care products into a successful industry, including schools that taught the Poro method in her Poro Colleges. One of her students was the much more famous Madame C.J. Walker. She not only encouraged Black women to feel good about their hair, she showed them how to be entrepreneurs. Annie Turnbo Malone is an inspiring model and an important part of women's history and Black history who deserves to be better known.
Critique: Having a particular appeal to African American children this picture book biography of Annie Malone by the team of author Eve Nadel
Catarevas and artist/illustrator Felicia Marshall is a truly extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, Kindergarten, and community library and Women
Biographies and Multicultural Biographies collections for children ages 2-5.
Editorial Note #1: Eve Nadel Catarevas enjoys discovering little-known historical figures and sharing their achievements with others. She has her own website at
Editorial Note #2: Felicia Marshall draws on her childhood experiences in rural Texas for her illustrations. Her most recent book, Beautiful Shades of Brown, was an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, a Eureka Honor Book, and won the Northern Lights Book Award."

— Midwest Book Review