I don’t know if you knew, but all librarians at The Provo City Library have fabulous hair. It’s a fact. Look at any one of us and you’ll see wonderful hair. Color, length, texture we have it all. You might even think great hair is a requirement to become a librarian, but I digress.
Beautiful hair isn’t just a librarian trait. Many book characters have some pretty awesome locks. Take a look at a few heroines with fierce hair!
TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY
By Kwame Mbalia
Heroine: Gum Baby
Hair level: Fierce
Why: Throughout the book, Gum Baby changes her hairstyle to fit the mood. Whether it’s a powerful afro, corn rows, or fabulous pigtails, Gum Baby pulls off any hairdo with style.
This book is about a boy who falls into a world of folklore and legends. He meets Briar Rabbit, John Henry, and a sassy doll named Gum Baby. When Tristan first meets Gum Baby, he’s not sure what to think of her, but as they get into one pickle after another, Gum Baby and Tristan work together to survive and eventually become friends.
THE HERO AND THE CROWN
By Robin McKinley
Hair level: Fiery
Why: Not only is Aerin a ginger with red curls, but in her society of beautiful cinnamon skinned people with sleek dark hair, she stands out like a sore thumb. She owns her unruly hair and doesn’t let her differences get in the way of her girl-power attitude.
This read follows Aerin, the princess of Damar. Due to rumors of her mother being a witch from the North, Aerin feels like she doesn’t belong. To prove her worth, she decides to become a dragon slayer and goes on a heroic adventure of self-discovery.
MERMAID TALES: BATTLE OF THE BEST FRIENDS
By Debbie Dadey
Hair level: Flawless
Why: She’s a mermaid. Need I say more?
This story follows Echo. She is invited to the coolest party. Her favorite band will be performing and Echo is super excited. Well, at least she was excited until she found out her best friend, Shelly, wasn’t invited. Shelly wants Echo to go anyway, but Echo plans to involve Shelly in the festivities.
THE BABYSITTERS CLUB: CLAUDIA AND MEAN JANINE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
By Ann M. Martin
Hair level: Fabulous
Why: Do you see her silky locks and magenta bangs?
In this graphic novel readers get to explore the relationship between Claudia and her sister Janine. No two sisters have been more different. Janine enjoys art and being a member of The Babysitters Club. Meanwhile, Janine is the most studious girl in town. Will anything help them stop their bickering?
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
By J.K. Rowling
Heroine: Hermione Granger
Hair level: Fantastic
Why: Hermione’s frizzy locks are iconic and give thick haired girls everywhere a sense of kinship. In this specific book, Hermione tries taming her hair for a school dance, which goes over very well. However, she decides to keep her hair natural instead of constantly preening over it. This not only ignites the love of dress up, but also lets girls know that it’s ok to leave their hair natural.
This book follows Harry Potter on another adventure. He looks forward to this school year being easier than the previous three. With the Triwizard Tournament (think deadly Olympics for teens) taking place he’s sure to have fun with his best friends. But then, the unexpected happens. His name somehow is placed in the drawing and now he needs to face difficult challenges. Will he make it out alive?
There you have it! Five characters with great hair. Who would you add to the list?