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Josey Johnson's Hair and the Holy Spirit Spiral-Bound | May 10, 2022

Esau McCaulley, LaTonya Jackson (Illustrated by)

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When Josey wonders why people are so different, Dad helps her understand that our differences aren't a mistake. In fact, we have many differences because God is creative! Children and the adults who read with them are invited to join Josey as she learns of God's wonderfully diverse design. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

Jerry Pinkney Children's Book Award

Reader's Choice Award Winner

When Josey wonders why people are so different, Dad helps her understand that our differences aren't a mistake. In fact, we have many differences because God is creative!

Josie is spending the day with Dad—getting her hair braided at Monique's Beauty Shop, and picking out a new red dress for Sunday. Because Sunday is Pentecost! In the process, she learns to celebrate the differences she sees all around her as part of God's plan for his creation.

Children and the adults who read with them are invited to join Josey as she learns of God's wonderfully diverse design. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32 pages
ISBN-10: 1514003570
Item Weight: 0.8 lbs
Dimensions: 9.0 x 0.5 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings

"The exuberant story, with illustrations to match, manages to explain Pentecost, affirm Josey's Blackness as 'God's work of art' and celebrate human difference as evidence of God's plan for creation at the same time. That's a lot for a picture book, but it works!"

-The Presbyterian Outlook, May 2022

Esau McCaulley (PhD, St. Andrews) is assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, the author of Reading While Black, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. When he's not writing or teaching, he spends his time cheering for his kids in their sporting and artistic endeavors, and on many a Saturday afternoon you can find him at a beauty parlor with his daughter.