Magic Like That

Magic Like That

4.31 (49 ratings by Goodreads)
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In this celebration of Black Girl Magic, a young girl finds confidence and excitement in the versatility of her natural hair and the way her different hairstyles reflect the natural world.

Natural hair is magical, but magic isn't easy. As a young Black girl patiently waits for her mother to finish her newest hairstyle, she wonders what stunning, majestic, awe-inspiring form her hair will take next!

With radiant illustrations by Geneva Bowers and beautiful, poetic text written by Samara Cole Doyon, Magic Like That will inspire young readers of all textures to believe in the beauty of their natural selves.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 238 x 262 x 10.16mm | 403.7g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1643790706
  • 9781643790701

Review quote

* A fine addition to an expanding body of hair-affirming books that exude Black girl self-love and confidence. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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About Samara Cole Doyon

Samara Cole Doyon is both a second-generation Haitian American and a deeply rooted Mainer, with half of the roots of her family tree reaching generations deep into the soil of the Pine Tree State. Her picture-book debut, Magnificent Homespun Brown, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. You can visit her online at

Geneva Bowers illustrated the children's books The Dragon Thief, Beyoncé Shine Your Light, and Curls, among others. She won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and a 2018 British Science Fiction Association Award nomination. A self-taught illustrator based in western North Carolina, Geneva loves manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm. Visit her online at
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Rating details

49 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 49% (24)
4 37% (18)
3 10% (5)
2 4% (2)
1 0% (0)
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