We are so excited to join the virtual hat parade to celebrate the picture book Tiara’s Hat Parade written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.
About the Book
Tiara’s mom has a gift for making hats. Ladies come from all over to visit her studio Tracy Rose Millinery to try on her beautiful creations. She makes all types of hats, but specializes in fancy church hats and hats for special occasions.
When a new store opens with hats that cost way less than Momma’s, it causes Tracy Rose Millinery to close down its business. Momma packs away all of her fabric, tucks her hats back into their boxes and sets her dreams aside. She decides to begin teaching art classes again at her daughter’s school.
Tiara can see how sad her mother is. Can she help Momma understand how much her hats mean to the community and bring back the magic?
This is a heartwarming mother/daughter story about family, community, hardship, and following your dreams. It also pays tribute to the inspiring African American tradition of hat making. The back matter contains an author’s note and additional information about three famous Black milliners: Vanilla Beane, Mae Reeves and Mildred Blount. Tiara’s Hat Parade published April 1, 2020 from Albert Whitman. Ages 4 – 8 and up.
Virtual Hat Parade Finale
On April 11, 2020 the virtual hat parade finale will include a reading of the book, video peeks at the illustration process, interview with trailblazing milliner Vanilla Beane, prizes, printables for kids courtesy of Here Wee Read and more. RSVP for the virtual finale event here.
Buy your copy at Indiebound.org or Amazon.com
Visit site of author Kelly Starling Lyons
Visit site of illustrator Nicole Tadgell
Tiara’s Hat Parade is dedicated to Black milliners (hat makers) and the kids they dazzle and inspire.
Download the FREE Hat at Home Activities Printables
This printable activity pack includes: a hat making activity, word search and discussion questions inspired by the picture book Tiara’s Hat Parade.
Click here to download the printables for FREE. Enjoy!
Printables designed by: Whimsical Designs by CJ, LLC.