Mama Fresh Presents: Cozbi A. Cabrera - "My Hair is a Garden"

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Event Presenter/Author: 
Cozbi A. Cabrera

A special storytime with Mama Fresh and Cozbi A. Cabrera, author and illustrator of My Hair is a Garden. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.

At 57th Street Books

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About My Hair is a Garden: After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can’t take any more and she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the backyard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something to fear. Most importantly, Mackenzie learns that everything responds to care, cultivation and love.

About Cozbi A. Cabrera: Cozbi A. Cabrera makes handmade dolls, writes/illustrates children’s books, quilts, and designs clothing. 

Trained as an art director, this Parsons School of Design grad left her dream job creating music packaging in NY (art direction and design for artists such as Yo-Yo Ma  and award winning platinum selling artist Ginuwine) to make handmade collectible cloth dolls (Muñecas) in honor of her Honduran heritage. Her dolls have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Martha Stewart Living, and many US networks. Land of Nod featured Cozbi’s handmade dolls in their print and online catalog (2017)

Cozbi’s star-reviewed illustrated titles include: Beauty Her Basket by Sandra Belton, Greenwillow Books; Thanks A Million by Nikki Grimes, Greenwillow Books; Stitchin’ and Pullin’ A Gees Bend Quilt by Patricia McKissack, Random House; Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Houghton Mifflin, which won the Christopher Award, given to outstanding works that represent the best of the human spirit. She authored and illustrated her newest title: My Hair Is A Garden/Albert Whitman 2018 and is illustrating Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade, Abrams Books 2019.

About Mama Fresh: Mama Fresh is Jenny Leflore, connecting Chicago moms with events and support with focus on the community. Learn more about the fresh approach to mom life at

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637