Written and Illustrated by Baljinder Kaur
Kamal’s Kes is a body-positive picture book, rooted in dismantling standards of beauty that harm the mental health of young persons. With such few representations of body hair in picture books, cultural conditioning sends the message of feeling ashamed of natural hair. This Own Voices story offers young girls an empowering choice when it comes to their developing body hair. Kamal will have to confront her deepest thoughts to reimagine what beautiful means to her.
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Size: 11.25”(h) x 8.5”(w)
Pages: 40 pages
Publication: First edition, September 16th, 2021
List Price: $24.95/Contact us for international wholesale orders
Printed on responsibly sourced FSC paper
Decorated endpapers; A Letter to my (older/younger) Self keepsake page
Themes: Social Themes, Adolescence & Coming of Age, Emotions & Feelings, Depression & Mental Illness, Standards of Beauty, Body-Positivity
Own Voices text
SOCIAL IMPACT: Every book purchase helps break the cycle of poverty and gives access to opportunity for some of the 1.4 million children around the world living with treatable vision loss.