Greña / Crazy Hair

Greña / Crazy Hair


This colorful and empowering bilingual book teaches all of us that we are all unique and special, just like our hair! Meet Kiara, a smart, happy, creative and beautiful little girl who learns to love her curly hair, enabling her to develop self-acceptance and self-respect.

First place winner in the Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book category of the Latino Book Awards!

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Product ID: 15235ISBN: 9781682656235.


Grade K-2 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-68265-623-5 | Lexile: 300 | GRL: G | English/Spanish

Greña / Crazy Hair: 


  • Inspires children to develop self-acceptance and self-respect 
  • Provides powerful illustrations to engage readers 

Key features: 

  • Text in Spanish and English 
  • Depth of Knowledge content aligned to Common Core ELA Standards  
  • Individual and group activities to support social-emotional learning 
  • Glossary to build student vocabulary 

About the Author:  

Kianny specializes in writing bilingual children’s literature based on her experiences as a young Dominican girl. Faced with a series of dead-end jobs as a teenager, Kianny made the decision to go to school and get an education so that she can pursue her life goals. Her book Greña / Crazy Hair won first place in the Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book category of the Latino Book Awards in 2018. 


Greña Crazy Hair, one of professor Antigua’s latest publications, won first place at the International Latino Book Awards for Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual! The International Latino Book Awards celebrate worldwide achievements in Latino Literature, recognizing greatness & authors in English, Spanish & Portuguese.  

“An adorable story about a little girl and her curly hair. A great story that touches on great self-esteem for children. Simple, short, but effective.” 

—, Top Ten Best Children and Teen Books for 2017 

“An endearing story about a young girl and her curly hair. Greña Crazy Hair is a short yet empowering, bilingual children’s book that addresses multiple themes of self-esteem and family love for parents and children to enjoy.” 

—Gerald A. Padilla, founder and director of Latino Book Review, Jade Publishing, Festival Internacional de Poesia Latinoamericana, and Latin American Foundation for the Arts. 

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