Magic Like That

By Samara Cole Doyon
Illustrated by Geneva Bowers

Hardcover: forthcoming

Natural hair is magical, but magic isn't easy. As a young Black girl patiently waits for her mother to finish her newest hairstyle, she wonders what stunning, majestic, awe-inspiring form her hair will take next!

With radiant illustrations by Geneva Bowers and beautiful, poetic text written by Samara Cole Doyon, Magic Like That will inspire young readers of all textures to believe in the beauty of their natural selves.

About the Creators

Thumb_samara_cole_doyon_for_page Samara Cole Doyon - Author

SAMARA COLE DOYON is both a second-generation Haitian American and a deeply rooted Mainer, with half of the roots of her family tree reaching generations deep into the soil of the Pine Tree State. Her picture-book debut, Magnificent Homespun Brown, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. You can visit her online at

Thumb_geneva_bowers_for_page Geneva Bowers

GENEVA BOWERS illustrated the children’s books The Dragon Thief, Beyoncé: Shine Your Light, and Curls, among others. She won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and a 2018 British Science Fiction Association Award nomination. A self-taught illustrator based in western North Carolina, Geneva loves manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm. Visit her online at