A story about diversity, friendship and self-love

Braiding
Crowns of Friendship

by Christine M. Aldrich

Braiding Crowns of Friendship book

Braiding
Crowns of Friendship

by Christine M. Aldrich

Braiding Crowns of Friendship by Christine Aldrich is a children’s book about an African American girl who learns to love her hair, and in doing so she helps to teach others about the beauty in diversity. As an African American, Christine decided to share her own life experiences when writing this book to ensure authenticity in her storytelling. Indeed, the friendship described between these pages belongs to the author and her real-life best friend, showing us all what a powerful gift a true friend can be.

Braiding Crowns of Friendship is a story that celebrates love, hope and diversity. It is a reminder to girls everywhere that they need to love their beautiful crowns and wear them with pride.

Braiding Crowns of Friendship book
Reviews
Minolie Gordon

Minolie Gordon

Compliance and Support Group Administrator UCLA

‘Braiding Crowns of Friendship‘ is a beautiful story of friendship, family and perseverance. It takes a village, and sometimes one “little friend” to make a difference. Read More…

Nadra Marts

Nadra Marts

Teacher, Barak Obama Charter School

As an educator of elementary and secondary children, I will definitely be adding ‘Braiding Crowns of Friendship’ to my classroom library both for reading aloud to the children and for their own independent reading. Read More…

 Linda Owens

Linda Owens

Chief Facilities Officer Compton College

Christine, what a wonderful children’s book! It reminded me of my first days in a new school. The messages of acceptance and loving yourself are so positive. This is a great book to read to children of all ages!

Zolita Fisher, Ph.D.

Zolita Fisher, Ph.D.

Educator

‘Braiding Crowns of Friendship’ by Christine Aldrich perfectly addresses issues of friendship, faith and culture in a way that will allow young readers to relate to times in their lives where they may have felt different. Read More…

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