Don't Touch My Hair!, opens a new window    Call #: J PICTURE MILLER

Don’t Touch My Hair, opens a new window is an entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a new, fresh, level as she doesn't seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful—she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.

Library Resources

AARL Reference Resources about African American Hair, opens a new window

AARL Juvenile and YA Reference Resources, opens a new window


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About the Author

Sharee Miller, opens a new window stays very busy as a t-shirt graphic designer by day and an author/illustrator by night. She’s the author and illustrator of Princess Hair and Don't Touch My Hair. She is currently working on Michelle’s Garden, the story of Michelle Obama and the White House garden, to be published in Spring 2021.  She is also the illustrator of The Shai and Emmie Series written by Quvenzhané Wallis and Nancy Ohlin.

Conversation Starters & Topics

Actress Eisa Davis Story Time Reading, opens a new window             

-25 Children’s Books that Celebrate Black Hair , opens a new window 

-Author interview about consent & agency, opens a new window    

-NY Times on Black Hair Controversy in Literature, opens a new window

-Black Hair in Children's Literature

-Hairitage: Women Writing Race in Children Literature, opens a new window