Baylee absolutely loves her big curly poofs and never once thought they looked like “crunchy popcorn balls” as her schoolmates suggested. After the first day of school, to her mom’s surprise, Baylee wanted to change her hair. That was until she saw something on television that made her love her curls like never before!
About the Author
JOURNALIST | AUTHOR | MEDIA COACH
Casey Ferrand McGee is a New Orleans native who has a television and media career spanning more than 20 years, from her days as a child actress in to her career as a nationally award-winning journalist. Casey became a journalist because she always loved writing and storytelling.
In 2017, she made the bold decision to wear her short-cropped curly hair on the news in New Orleans. Ever since, her curls have been a source of admiration and inspiration to women and young girls who have seen her on the news.
Casey wrote this book to continue inspiring curly girls everywhere to embrace the beauty of their natural hair. The book and the character, Baylee, were born out of her experience as a young girl seeing black women on the news and aspiring to one day be a journalist. She hopes her charge to be her natural and authentic self, will show the importance of representation in media.
MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR
Journalist. Author. Thinker. Questioner.
Amari N. Booker is an 18-year-old actress, illustrator and artist. She has been on television shows, movies and has performed with Debbie Allen.
Amari’s style of music and art is very versatile. Some of her styles include, soothing, inspiring, relatable, magical, and cartoon. Amari enjoys sharing her talent with the world because it gives her the opportunity to tell and show all ages, If you follow your dreams; you too can become successful.
Casey hand-picked Amari as the illustrator of The Curly Girl after seeing her amazing work and because she wanted to highlight the work of such a great young talent!
Casey is thrilled to invite you to join the Curly Girl movement by spreading positivity and promoting literacy. You are able to purchase bulk orders and even schedule a virtual book reading with the author or arrange for a virtual presentation lead by Casey on a variety of topics including:
Developing Self Love & Confidence
Representation in Media
Leveraging The Media to Grow Your Brand or Business
These presentations are available only with the purchase of 100 or more books. If you'd like to process a bulk order, please inquire about the available bulk pricing. For more information or to place an order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.