Sunne’s Gift has been featured on a variety of established and well-known online publications since its Kickstarter campaign to the present. Below are the articles, with the topmost and leftmost being the most recent.
“My 12 year old daughter read it in a matter of minutes in excitement. We discussed it and overall she felt it was a good and powerful story. She also expressed her happiness of living in a world where we don’t all look alike and we should not want to look alike.” Read the full … Continue reading Kimm D. Lett: Book Review, Questions and Answers With The Author
“But in a world of deeply ingrained social niceties, even adults sometimes have trouble speaking up.” Read the full article here.
Watch a video of Ama Yawson narrating her inspiration for Sunne’s Gift. Read the full article here.
Ama Karikari Yawson guest stars in Afro State of Mind to talk about the importance and challenges of raising confident, kinky, coily, curly haired Black children which is answered by her book, Sunne’s Gift. Listen to the broadcast here.
“Hair bullying? ‘What’s that?’ you may ask. It is the maltreatment and demeaning of individuals based on their hair texture or hair style and unfortunately, it is a very real occurrence.” Read the full article here.
A trip to the barber with her 3-year-old son was a harsh wakeup call for Ama Yawson about the way society viewed coily hair. Read the full article here.
“Whoa, whoa, I told you that I did not want you to shave it bald!” I told the barber who was cutting my son’s hair. “How can I tell you this?” he replied, “You’ve got a real nig*** here. He is a native boy. He is from the tribe. This ain’t pretty hair. This is … Continue reading Huffington Post: A Black Mother’s Prayer
Keke Palmer thought of wanting lighter skin when she was a child. In light of colorism issues prevalent in media and in the world around us, how important is it to teach our children self love? Read the full article here.
“No, I was not hallucinating at the time God gave me the story. I was a heart-broken mother struggling to teach her children and all children to love themselves and the skin and hair that they are in.” Read the full article here.
“African-American children’s books are a growing area of publishing, but we need even more selections for this burgeoning market — particularly black children’s books that celebrate black kids’ hair. Why?” Read the full article here.
Ama Yawson elaborates on the incident that made her write Sunne’s Gift on The Grio and why there is a need for more African-American books. Read the full article here.