Zara's Wash Day


By Zenda Walker

Illustrated by Princess Karibo

Foreword by Lupita Nyong’o

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$23.99 CAD



  1. Hardcover $17.99 $23.99 CAD
  2. ebook $9.99 $12.99 CAD

Wash Day for young black girls will never be the same in this empowering picture book celebrating hair styles, with a foreword by award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o.

It’s Wash Day and Zara is not excited about wearing her hair in the same styles Mama usually creates. But once Mama takes Zara on a cultural journey to help her understand the significance of each hair style and how to wear each style with pride, Wash Day will never be the same. This new and expanded edition of the Writers Digest award winner includes a tutorial on creating Fulani-inspired Afro Puffs, a foreword by actor Lupita Nyong’o, and an expanded glossary of terms.

On Sale
Jun 4, 2024
Page Count
40 pages
Running Press Kids

Zenda Walker

About the Author

Zenda M. Walker is a best-selling, award-winning author, licensed cosmetologist, and marketing executive. Her first picture book, Zara’s Wash Day, was a 2021 Writer’s Digest grand prize winner. She is passionate about beauty education and helping people to discover the magic of textured hair. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Zenda enjoys traveling, spontaneous dance parties, exploring and developing beauty trends, and chocolate desserts. She is cofounder of Bounce Mobile Fitness Club, LLC—a fitness business specializing in rebounding workouts. Zenda resides in New York with her daughter, Zara.

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Princess Karibo

About the Illustrator

Princess Karibo is a self-taught illustrator from Nigeria, West Africa. She enjoys working on traditional art by day and digital art projects by night.

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