Kinyel Friday

Create Your Own Narrative

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

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A boy swimming in the ocean.

Swim Like the Fishes


Swim Like the Fishes
Puzzle Pack

[Paperback + Bookmark]

Troubled Minds


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"Love begins with me"

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What Folks Have to Say

Fantastic Book of Self Confidence and Patience

Another fantastic book by Kinyel Friday and beautiful illustrations by Robert Roberson, Jr! Books like these are excellent stories to help build a child’s confidence and patience in not only themselves, but in who is providing the lesson. We all were children at one time or another and didn’t always understand the lessons or wisdom that our parents and teachers might have been trying to teach. Sometimes through trial and error we learned and learned well. This is what I got from this book. Parents, I urge you to buy a copy for your children. As well as Grandparents for their Grandchildren.

Saar Sayyid


My grandchildren love this book!


Very Fun, Entertaining and Educational Book

I bought this book in mind for my three daughters. It reminds me of the different books that I would see on the television show, “Reading Rainbow” in the early 1980s. Books that teaches young African American girls the Importance of taking pride in themselves and their natural beauty. It is a very important book to read and should be in every parents library to study. Kinyel’s storytelling is brilliant, as well as Robert Roberson Jr.’s illustrations. I look forward to reading this to my daughters over and again!

Saar Sayyid

Great Message!

This is an amazing book that will be a wonderful addition to a young readers library and/or classroom. I love the message and the book is beautifully written!



What a great book to build confidence in little girls. I just read it to my daughter and she loved it. I’m teaching her to love everything about herself including her hair! And we bought this story just in time. Great message and entertaining!


Awesome Easy Quick Read!

I purchased a hard copy for my granddaughter not only because she is turning 7 very soon but she is very aware of her hair! The age category, 4-7 is right on target! Congratulations Kinyel! 


Representation Matters!

Representation Matters! Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated. Purchased this book for my granddaughter and she was so excited to get it. As we read the book together she kept pointing out how she has worn her hair in many of the same hairstyles as the main character.

Highly recommend this book.


Good Material

Simply love the Book. Will be back for more like it.


Great story!

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book with my granddaughter. She immediately connected with the story as she is learning to swim herself. I can’t say enough good things about this book series. Highly Recommended!


Must read for young girls of color

In a world that doesn’t always appreciate and celebrate girls and women of color, this book is a perfect example of promoting self love and acceptance through the eyes of a child. Sometimes, we all can use a little pep talk or inspiration to remind us of who we are and the magic that we have. As such for little girls of color, this book is a great foundation to embark on this journey.


My Daughter LOVES this book!

Such an incredibly well-written book that encourages self-love, pride and confidence in our young girls of color, particularly. My daughter and I read ‘I Am My Hair’ together and now I utilize the end of the story as a daily motivator for her. It’s so important for our young ones to be able to embrace their differences and love their own unique qualities and I think that this book does a great job in conveying that message. We are definitely looking forward to checking out the next offerings from Kinyel! Bravo!! 


Make sure this book is in your classroom library, as well as your child’s personal library.

Wonderful book that can help children with self acceptance.