A STYLISH MATH BOOK
“Girls Have a Head for Math”
IRENE SMALLS, MBA fashionista, former beauty queen, licensed hairstylist, one of the first natural hair Afro print models in the 1960s, is THEGrandmaDiva marrying
Art & Aspiration. HairMath is the first in a series of AAAA books (Art and Aspiration for African-Americans)
Irene Smalls, the author of HairMath, is the award-winning author of 15 books for children published by Little Brown, Simon and Schuster and Scholastic Press. A storyteller, she is the producer of 3 Storytelling CDs. Twice she has been invited to the White House in Washington, DC to tell her stories at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Smalls was the first African-American female author to personally exhibit her books internationally at The Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany and at The Bologna International Children’s Book Fair in Italy. She has also exhibited her titles at BookExpo America in New York and the Harlem, Book Fair in Boston and New York.
N Y Times & Smithsonian Magazine name
Irene & the Big, Fine Nickel by Smalls
"One the Best Children's Books of the Year"
The Junior Literary Guild names Jonathan & His Mommy
“A Must Have Book”
Bank Street College for Children names Jonathan & His Mommy “A Best Book”
International Reading Association Global Awareness Award
Chicago Black Book Fair "Children’s Author of the Year"
Boston Library Literary Lights for Children Award
Boston African-American Museum History Award
Book Expo’s African-American Pavilion named its
Children’s Book Award
“The Irene Smalls Children’s Book Award”
Smalls and her books featured in:
The New York Times, Newsweek, People, Essence , CNBC-TV Ebony Magazine, JET Magazine, Publishers Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, PBS-Boston - Sesame Street Magazine, Boston Magazine, Boston Herald
American Express Membership Rewards Magazine
Smalls produced book promotions with The Gillette Company, Apple, State Street Bank, The Army Air Force Exchange and New England Telephone
Boston Public Library Exhibit based on Smalls’ book ‘Jonathan and His Mommy