Official Editorial Reviews
By Michaeljerry309 on 16 Mar 2022
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "My Skin is Lovely" by Shem Diana Moses.]
In My Skin is Lovely, Diana talks about the superpowers that young girls have. These superpowers are characteristics, and the author hopes to help her readers develop them, understand them, or be more comfortable having them. Examples of these superpowers include attitude, brains, culture, and so on. Each superpower has a dedicated chapter, and these chapters are arranged in alphabetical order. The book is short, with less than a hundred pages, and is full of colorful illustrations that will grab the attention of children.
I like how the author used the first-person narrative style to her advantage, and I believe this will help children with affirmations as they read. The book will also teach young girls of color to love their darker skin, regardless of what other people might think. Diana also wrote straightforwardly. She used simple words, so young readers won’t find it difficult to understand this book. I liked the illustrations in this book. The colors were vibrant, and the drawing style was unique, so they were pleasing to look at. I didn’t dislike anything about this book.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because the author did a fantastic job putting this book together. The book is coherent, and the quality is very good. Also, I didn’t come across any errors, so I believe that this book received exceptional editing. This book will have a positive impact on children, so parents should grab a copy and keep an eye out for similar books.
I recommend this book to young girls of color who have learned to read and are between the ages of 5 to 13. Parents with daughters who fall into these categories can pick this book up for their children, and read it to them to help them develop confidence.
By ivana7 on 12 Apr 2022
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "My Hair is Lovely" by Shem Diana Moses.]
My Hair Is Lovely by Shem Diana Moses is a children’s book that glorifies the hair of African-Americans. The book is divided into ten chapters, and each chapter discusses different aspects, characteristics, and history of African-American natural hair. The author explains why this hair is unique, how it can be braided, and how it should be taken care of. The book also mentions noteworthy African-Americans who fought that such hair could be worn freely and without any restrictions.
First of all, I must emphasize that this book is a real little gem. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I appreciate how the author addresses the young readers of this book as supergirls. Throughout the book, Shem Diana Moses honors her origins and her natural hair and asks the reader to do the same. The book is highly educational, and the reader can learn a lot about the history of African-Americans and what they all had to do throughout history to tame or hide their natural hair. I especially like the way and the enthusiasm with which the author raises the morale of all African-American children who will be reading this book. At the end of each chapter is a symbolic illustration that depicts the essence of that chapter. I like the colors and vibrancy of those images.
As for the negative aspects, I must point out that there is nothing in the book that I do not like. In addition, I did not encounter any errors, so I can conclude that the book was exceptionally well edited.
All things considered, I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I liked every aspect of the book, and I have no reason to give it a lower rating. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn some interesting facts about Black hair and its history. This book would also be an ideal gift for all children who have hair like this because the author teaches them to be proud of it.