God Loves Hair

Paperback | March 1, 2014

byVivek ShrayaIllustratorJuliana Neufeld

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A Quill and Quire and Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book of the Year

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 hair.

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A Quill and Quire and Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book of the Year 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 sexu...

Vivek Shraya is a multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature, and film. Winner of the We Are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Award, Vivek has released albums ranging from acoustic folk-rock to electro synth-pop, the most recent of which is I Could Be Good for You. His most recent film, What I ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 4.96 × 7.82 × 0.27 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551525437

ISBN - 13:9781551525433

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With captivating illustrations by Juliana Neufield and twenty-one impeccably-crafted stories by Shraya, God Loves Hair conveys a myriad of ways in which gender and sexual identities are read, misread, discovered, and claimed. Canadian Literature - Canadian Literature - 20151115