When I was a child, my early Sunday morning routine would start with my mother digging under the counter for the wash day supplies. She'd then bend six-year-old me over the sink to wash all the grass, dirt and outside adventures from my hair. The tender hair love and care starts at a young age for many Black girls and boys. Thankfully more authors are writing picture books with leading Black characters of various complexions and hair textures. Here’s a list of 26 beautiful, natural hair-inspired children’s books that are changing the way kids — and even adults — view their hair.