Corn Silk and Black Braids is a gentle story about learning to like oneself. A young African-American girl named Sarah is embarrassed by her hairstyle; when she meets Mary Beth, who has a beautiful blond head of hair, she feels frustrated and sad about her own unruly tresses.
With the help of her Aunt Lubelle, she tries many hairstyles that she dislikes, but at last finds one special style – corn row braids – that she can delight in.
Later when she speaks to Mary Beth, she learns Mary Beth’s hair also gives her problems. Sarah learns a valuable lesson about deep down beauty, and the importance of loving and accepting oneself, in this touching and picture book beautifully illustrated in full color.