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Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide by Alfred Fornay (2002-03-01)

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  • By Coco Goddess on July 29, 2002

    This book perpetrates years of negative media images of African American people and women in general. It contributes to the false notion that a Eurocentric physical appearance is an indicatior of African American beauty. The photograph on the front cover of the book is a fine example of this. All of the young women in the photograph have long straightened/chemically altered hair and their skin complexions range from light to medium brown. None of these young sisters are dark skinned nor do they sport natural and/or short hair styles! In addition this book contributes to the socializing of girls into beingself-consumed with beauty. A young woman's self esteem should be based on her character, her talents and her accomplishments NOT on her appearance. They must know they are special because they are respected and valued. Tips on beauty from the "Hollywood stars" and beauty tips on how to prepare for a "date" are shallow issues that do not build self-esteem, strong principals or values. Lets not insult the intelligence of our teen daughters by believing that their world ONLY consits of beauty and dates. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BOOK! More appropriate books for young African American womens'beauty should be centered around self-love and self-acceptance. Natural beauty books that truly embrace self-love/acceptance and Afrocentricity are "No Lye" by Tulani Kinard and "Lets Talk Hair" by Pamela Ferrell. Start your daughters off with these two books. It is in these kinds of books that the "beauty" issues around self-esteem that plague so many African American women and teens today are discussed. It is also in these books that various photos of African American females of many complexions,and hair textures/lenghts and ages are shown.

  • By Crom'sGirl on April 1, 2006

    I bought this as a gift for one of my daughter's friends a year ago. She still thanks me and tells me how much she's been able to use it and how helpful it's been. She wants me to find something just like it for her birthday this year, too. There simply aren't enough books like this for black preteen and teenage girls. She has made a lot of changes not just in how she takes care of herself, but also in the way she views herself. She's become quite the confident young lady in the past year.

  • By A customer on May 1, 2002

    ~*Top ten steps to becoming beautiful*~1.This book tells you all about your do's & dont's bout' your hair.2.How to keep those fabulous nails in place.3.How to keep & maintain that beautiful chocolate & caramel skin.4.How to look *fabulous* for your date.5.How choose the most vibrant colors for your complexion.6.How to keep & maintain your fitness attitude.(Even if it means lay low on all your favorite *goodies*)5.How to choose & the whole low down on *tatoos* & body piercings)6.How to choose the right fragrances for you and your style.7.How to apply the best makeup for you.8.How to keep a cool & chic athletic look.9.How to flaunt your favorite hairstyles.10.And last but not least, from turning you in to that black princess but to that *black queen*)*I hope this break it down 10 steps helps you in knowin what this book is all about*This book was reviewed by Lady Tee

  • By A customer on April 29, 2002

    Hi, ... let me say that I am a young teenager & I sometimes question myself about certain beauty questions like any other young female.This book really breaks down a young sista's inner & outer beauty let me say.It answer's all your questions from your hair to your nails. Every teenage girl should own this book! I told myself it's about time there has been a book made about us young beautiful sista's. All I have to say is get this book and you or your daughter don't have to worry about anymore 911 beauty that's for sure!...

  • By Izzy on January 22, 2012

    This is not a good book for all young African American girls. all of the girls have make up and chemically treated hair. This is not OK if your trying to teach your young princess to be happy with who she is as she is NOW. That is if you don't allow your teenager or preteen to wear makeup, and your don't allow her to chemically treat her hair. I didn't give my child this book, nor will I re-gift it. Hope this helps moms that are raising daughters to appreciate their natural beauty.

  • By Kindle Customer on October 27, 2015

    I returned this book because it was the old version, i.e. black and white and pictures of celebrities from the 90s. At first glance, I knew my niece would not be interested.

  • By Wumi- Jo on February 11, 2017

    Bought it for my teen daughter, she loved it.

  • By Kindle Customer on January 25, 2015

    Our adopted daughter is trilled with this book. SInce I am not of African descent, there is much I cannot answer for her. This book takes care of it all!

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