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!
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 New Orleans to her career as a nationally award-winning journalist. She started acting at the age of 8, starring in commercials and musicals and studying musical theater. Casey became a journalist because she always loved writing and storytelling.
In 2017, Casey stopped getting her hair chemically straightened and made the bold decision to wear her short-cropped curly hair on the news in New Orleans. The first time she did it was because she'd cut her hair so short that she could no longer straighten it without the help of a hair stylist. Ever since, she's made the choice to wear her hair in natural styles that allow her curls to be 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 young ladies to embrace their own beauty no matter what anyone thinks or says. To invite Casey for a book reading or to speak, please email [email protected]
I KNOW YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL ENJOY!
Amari N. Booker is an 18-year-old actress, illustrator and artist. Her love for the arts began when she was a baby humming along to music and singing with her mother, father and older siblings. She has been on television shows, movies and has performed with Debbie Allen, Bamzybaby Productions, New Venture Theatre, Bibby Gumbo Bookclub and various events throughout New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.
Amari’s style of music and art is very versatile, and she has a range of different sounds and mediums. 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!
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