by Francine Owens
Many women suffer through various diseases, the treatment of which takes away their hair. Many in our society are still shocked by a bald woman. My Mommy Has No Hair seeks to calm the fears, stares, and shifted gazes by telling the story through the eyes of an innocent daughter. With the love she shares for her mother before and after her “hairless” days, this story will warm a spot in your heart as you hear her story unfold.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Francine M. Owens and her husband reside in Montgomery Village, Maryland, with their three children. She is a dancer, choreographer, singer, comedienne, author, and poet. In 2001, questionable lumps were discovered during a second round of mammograms and a sonogram. The Biopsy results showed no cancerous masses. She and her sister, illustrator of this project, worked on this book as a way of sharing the challenges for families that have been through similar situations.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Iris B. Harrell and her husband reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with their three children. She has been a “natural” artist all her life but decided to stop hiding her light under a bush. She has studied business and health care for the elderly, and is very active in her church. She accepted this project from her sister so that she could meet the challenge sent to her by God.
(2004, paperback, 32 pages)
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