Friday, September 16, 2011

Pay It Forward Friday: Get A Haircut

Is it time for a hair cut? See how your hair can help others see beautiful. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, our See Beautiful's Children Book of the Month was an obvious choice. 

THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT: A TALE ABOUT HAIR by Barbara Meyers & Lydia Criss Mays

Picture Recently featured on CNN and awarded the GOLD Mom's Choice Award and a BRONZE in the 2011 National Health Information Awards, The Long and the Short of It: A Tale About Hair was chosen because it  unpacks a subject often ignored when young children are losing their hair to cancer treatments. At the heart of it all, this is a story about giving and receiving. "This is the story of two little girls, Isabel and Emma, and their hair, which sometimes was long and sometimes was short and sometimes was not. Isabel wanted to grow her hair long to be just like her cousins. They had long hair that flowed when they danced. But when Isabel's long-haired friend showed up at school one day with very short hair, Isabel discovered a whole new way of thinking about hair - and giving. Emma wanted hair, period. She had lost her hair during cancer treatment. The doctor said it would grow back, but Emma wanted hair now. She did not like bald, she did not like bandanas. What she liked, and wanted more than anything, was hair. Then, out of the blue, almost like magic, she instantly had hair again. And like Isabel, she learned about giving - and giving back."

The discussion guide for parents and teachers is exceptionally handy when discussing many various topics and lifeskills embedded in this book, and the critical thinking guide with which to engage young children can help children explore what it might be like to experience hair loss.

To purchase a copy of the book click HERE

One way this book offers an opportunity for readers to see beautiful is to pay it forward by donating your own hair. Here are some wonderful organizations who receive hair donations to make wigs for children and/or adults:

Childhood Leukemia Foundation
Children with Hair Loss
Locks of Love
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs for Kids
Are you looking for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful Products  (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month a portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Pablove Foundation.). Click HERE


  1. Lots of Golden Congrats. What a great wonderful book. LOVE the critical thinking portion of the book. Will definitely share it with our friends. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs

  2. We love, love this book...I hope tons of kiddos get an opportunity to read Emma's story...a story of giving, grace, and inner beauty.

  3. very interesting post! i didn`t know about these donating opportunites. thank you

  4. Wonderful book with LOTS of teaching moments and sharing of emotions and insights. Thank Goodness for good endings for Two VERY special girls.


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