Rapunzella, Or, Don't Touch My Hair

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Rapunzella is a genre-bending novel that weaves together a young girl's ordinary life and a wildly dangerous fairytale universe, celebrating Black hair and the power of coming into your identity.

Zella is imprisoned in an enchanted forest made of her own Afro, and the might of the evil King Charming seems unstoppable. But is it? Can she use her power to change the future?

You're fifteen. You spend your time at school and at Val's hair salon with Baker, Val's son, who has eyes that are like falling off a cliff into space. The salon is a space of safety, but also of possibility and dreams. When you dream, you visit an enchanted forest full of friends and wonder. You dream of witches and magic, of hair so rich and alive that it grow upwards and outwards into a wild landscape, becomes trees and leaves, and houses birds and butterflies and all the secret creatures that belong in such a forest. But when you wake, your memories vanish, and you are just you, trying to navigate relationships and learning who you will grow up to be.

Is there a future where your dreams are more than just dreams?

Ella McLeod's debut merges poetry, prose, and second person point of view in a stunningly lyrical, heart-piercingly honest exploration of a teenager coming into her power as a young woman.


Product Details:
ISBN/EAN: 9781499816112
Publisher:  Yellow Jacket    
Publish Date: June 11, 2024
Pages: 336
Target Age: 12+