Books by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

DESTINY’S GIFT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As the story ends, the future of the bookstore is still unclear, but everyone will understand the importance of books and the people who know and love them. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Destiny loves words and, thus, loves Mrs. Wade and her bookstore. Read full book review >
JOE-JOE’S FIRST FLIGHT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 10, 2003

"An author's note discusses African-Americans in aviation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Beautiful watercolor illustrations highlight a touching account of African-American airport workers' aspirations. Read full book review >
BIPPITY BOP BARBERSHOP by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"And their steadiness and warmth are equally applauded in Lewis's sure-handed watercolors—Miles is totally adorable—inviting enough to make readers want to go out and get a trim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tarpley and Lewis return to the theme of their first collaboration: I Love My Hair (1997). Read full book review >
I LOVE MY HAIR! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Lewis's imaginative and warm interpretations of these exchanges as well as the inclusion of bits of African-American cultural history expand the personal content. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tarpley's first book for children joins a growing list of titles about African-American hair—linking it to issues of self- esteem and acceptance. Read full book review >