Dear Michelle and Mindy,
When Hannah’s hair starts falling out, she worries about both her hair loss and what her friends will say. Luckily, she’s able to hide her condition with scarves and hats. Until one day, when Hannah wants to swim at the community pool—it’s time to reveal her secret. Will her friends accept her new look?
Alopecia can be scary and emotionally scarring—after all, who wants to be the kid with no hair? We need more stories that foster acceptance and normalize the differences our children may have. Not everyone has alopecia, but everyone has something that makes them different. And everyone can show they care, whether it be with grand gestures, or simply by learning to understand where people are coming from.
As an elementary school teacher turned physician assistant, I have firsthand knowledge of the impact books like HANNAH’S HAIR can make on our youth. My passion lies at the intersection of my two careers, sometimes falling to either side, and my talent for making difficult concepts easy to understand is invaluable in both. I strive to write stories my readers can relate to and fall in love with.
Thank you for your consideration.
Hannah was born with
that swirled from her head
and danced in the air
A little bit wavy,
a little bit curly,
everyone said that her
hair was quite girly
Sometimes she wore it
up high on her head,
and sometimes she put it
in braids before bed
I have dealt with alopecia as an adult and it was scary. Hannah sounds very brave. I’d love to read more.
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Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to reading this!