kamal’s kes by baljinder kaur
Kamal’s Kes is written and illustrated by one of our absolute favourite artists, Baljinder Kaur.
Synopsis by Saffron Press, publisher of Kamal’s Kes and other diverse and inclusive children’s books
Kamal’s Kes is a body-positive picture book, rooted in dismantling standards of beauty that can 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
Pages: 40 pages
Publication: First edition, September 16, 2021
Printed on responsibly sourced FSC paper
Decorated endpapers; A Letter to my (older/younger) Self keepsake page