I adore this book, but hate the title. The illustrations are so beautiful and the writing is amazing—I mean you can't expect less when bell hooks is the author. Sadly, Happy to Be Nappy is no longer in print, so I just had to pick it up when I spotted it at the library. Years ago I bought it for a friend's little sister, I was hesitant because I dislike the word "nappy" but decided the content was worthy.
Just in response to some of the comments, if Don Imus said "nappy headed girls" would his statement have been overlooked?