Book jacket image for Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega

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In this intimate mother-daughter drama, the journey to proud self-acceptance is utterly joyful.

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Review of ‘Frizzy’

Marlene dreads Sundays, when she and her mom, Paola, spend most of the day at the salon undergoing the excruciating (and excruciatingly boring) ritual of getting their hair straightened. Marlene, who is Dominican American, has an imagination as vivid and untameable as her naturally curly hair, so she survives each week’s torture…

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