The story begins in 1958 in a small South Texas town where River, as a young girl, learns there is something wrong with her. To be more specific; something wrong with her hair. As an adult, growing toward self-acceptance, she has just lived through the five most traumatic days of a life filled with soaring highs and crippling lows. And Adam, a man responsible for so many firsts in her life, almost takes her to a low from which there could be no return. Still, River believes she must do all she can to save him..
As River prepares to visit Adam in jail, she smooths the relaxer through her hair to straighten her natural curls. Once her hair is straight River notices there is some of the stinky chemical left in the jar. What she does next is unbelievable, heart-wrenching, and very telling.
River's journey is filled with life lessons that force her to push beyond the artificial barometers she grew up believing were measures of her worth, her value.
Journey with River as she discovers her own personal truth and uncover some of your own.
Little Morgan is about to turn five, when she learns it's not what we look like on the outside that's important, but what we are on the inside. Four to six year-olds will learn early not to judge or to be judged.
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