A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial,
sexual, and religious diversity.
Vivek Shraya''s first book is a collection of twenty-one short
stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he
navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics,
religion, and belonging. Told with the poignant insight and honesty
that only the voice of a young mind can convey, God Loves
Hair is a moving and ultimately joyous portrait of the
resiliency of youth.
The stories are accompanied by the award-winning full-colour
illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld. God Loves
Hair was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, won the
Applied Arts Award for Illustration, and is currently being used as
a textbook at several post-secondary institutions.
I am often mistaken for a girl. Not just because I like to wear
dresses or makeup. I don''t mind. My parents are from India and
Canada isn''t quite home. School isn''t always safe and neither is
my body. But I feel safe in my love for God. And God loves