Hair Twins


By Raakhee Mirchandani

Illustrated by Holly Hatam

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A Sikh father and daughter with a special hair bond proudly celebrate and share a family tradition in this charming story perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair!

Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out.

Some days he braids her hair in two twists down the side of her face. Other days he weaves it into one long braid hanging down her back, just like a unicorn tail.
But her favorite style is when he combs her hair in a tight bun on the top of her head, just like the joora he wears every day under his turban. They call this their hair twin look!


  • *“A feel-good picture book about diversity, family relationships, and self-love.”
    Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • *“Digitally collaged illustrations in a colorful cartoon style by Hatam spotlight a cast with a range of abilities, hair textures, religions, and skin tones. A sweet read that epitomizes a compassionate bond between parent and child.”
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "A loving portrayal of a father-daughter bond that is strengthened over daily hair care, something that honors the characters’ religion while nurturing their relationship."
    Horn Book

On Sale
May 4, 2021
Page Count
40 pages

Raakhee Mirchandani

About the Author

Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor. She is the author of My Diwali Light, Hair TwinsSuper Satya Saves the Day, and She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla. When she isn't writing, Raakhee is either organizing her bookshelves, running races to raise money for kids with cancer, or trying to roll a round roti, a skill she hasn't perfected as her rotis are usually misshapen and angular. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter. She invites you to follow her on Instagram @RaakstarWrites or visit her online at

Shreya Gupta is a book designer and the illustrator of She Sang for India by Suma Subramaniam. She is originally from India, but her passion for illustration brought her to the United States, where she pursued an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been featured as a “Google Doodle” logo, in the New York Times, in Asia Society magazine and other major publications. She also illustrated The Folio Society’s edition of Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.She lives in New York, NY. She invites you to visit her online at

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Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam

About the Illustrator

Holly Hatam is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Girl and Dear Boy, as well as Unicorns Are Real, Made by Maxine, and Jack (Not Jackie). She loves hugging trees, drinking tea, sniffing books, music, animations and most importantly, unicorns. She invites you to be transported into her magical world by visiting

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