The Long and the Short of It
The Long and the Short of It
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The Long and the Short of It

A Tale About Hair

7-9Second Grade-Fourth Grade


48 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: January 2011

ISBN 9781604430172


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Winner: 2012 Apex Award of Publishing Excellence, One-of-akind Health and Medical Publication; 2011 Association Trends All Media Contest, Gold; 2011 National Health Information Award, Bronze, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; 2011 Mom's Choice Award, Gold, Children's Books; Finalist: 2012 National Indie Excellence Award, Children's Picture Books; 2011 USA Best Book Award, Children's Picture Books ——— With colorful illustrations and a comforting message, this picture book follows the parallel stories of two young girls who are having problems with their hair. One wants to grow her hair longer, while the other, who has lost her hair during cancer treatment, would just like to have it back. Their friendship leads them to a new understanding of hair loss and the act of giving, and teaches them about courage, generosity, and pride. A helpful reading and discussion guide for parents and a list of fun, related learning activities for kids are also included. 

Author Biography

Barbara Meyers is the early childhood education department chair at Georgia State University and has been an educator for more than 40 years. Lydia Criss Mays is an instructor in early childhood education at Georgia State University and is involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. They both live in Atlanta, Georgia. Shennen Bersani is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.