Blue Ivy Narrates ‘Hair Love’ Audiobook, Refuses To Remove Foot From Our Necks
The 8-year-old served as the narrator for the beloved children's book.
November 09, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Blue Ivy Carter will be able to add a new job title to her extensive resume with the announcement on Monday that she will serve as the narrator for Hair Love, the acclaimed children's book and short film written by Matthew Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison.
Cherry tweeted out the link to the audiobook, which is available on all of the platforms hosting audiobooks.
Cherry used funding from a successful kickstarter campaign to make the film, which he told The Washington Post was an ode to Black fathers and Black hair.
Available everywhere audiobooks are soldhttps://t.co/807zrRMWhbhttps://t.co/ZHjH1ShSfqhttps://t.co/ECUsO9D4UVhttps://t.co/tvcjotIZ01https://t.co/GScjlsQJ35https://t.co/SKS0kAfeiv@Dreamscapeaudio pic.twitter.com/8J2QvGOjQe— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) November 9, 2020
As Shadow and Act previously reported, the film immediately attracted a massive amount of attention and love from the public before winning Best Animated Short Film at the 2020 Academy Awards.
"It was important to get this story out there and we are so grateful to Sony Pictures Animation for their generous support in helping us make that happen. They have championed it from its early stages and we cannot wait to share the project with the world," Cherry said in an earlier statement, according to Shadow and Act.
Cherry worked with Harrison to turn the short film into a book that later made it onto The New York Times Book Review Children's Best Sellers list.
The story is also being turned into a TV show for HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Blavity has already reported extensively on Blue Ivy's decorated resume, which includes a BET award.
The comment section on Audible is already full of fans thanking Blue Ivy for narrating the beloved story.
"Blue Ivy Carter was the perfect narrator for this story. Loved it so much! Just adorable," one person wrote.