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Expertly weaving together inner-city life and fairytale kingdoms, and written in both prose and poetry, Ella McLeod’s genre-bending debut, Rapunzella, Or, Don’t Touch My Hair, is a unique and powerful new addition to the much loved world of fairytale retellings. Celebrating Black hair and exploring the journey of coming into your power as a young woman, Rapunzella, Or, Don’t Touch My Hair is an original and honestly told tale you won’t soon forget. To celebrate the release of this beautiful book, we’re giving five readers the chance to win a copy.
“Rapunzella is imprisoned in an enchanted forest made of her own Afro and the might of the evil King Charming seems unstoppable. But is it? Can Rapunzella use her power to change the future?
You’re fifteen, you spend your time at school and at Val’s hair salon with Baker, Val’s son, who has eyes that are like falling off a cliff into space. The salon is a space of safety, but also of possibility and dreams… Dreams of hair so rich and alive that it grow upwards and outwards into a wild landscape, becomes trees and leaves, and houses birds and butterflies and all the secret creatures that belong in such a forest. Is there a future where such possibility and power is more than just a dream?”
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