About the Book

Get lost in our heroine’s colorful adventures as she tries to manage her wild mane.  Share Curlee Girlee’s story with a little girl in your life. She’ll receive more than just a book—she’ll get a fun new friend and learn an amazing lesson she’ll keep for life.

About the Author

Atara Twersky is an attorney and mother of three who divides her time between Manhattan and Long Island. Curlee Girlee was inspired by Atara’s youngest daughter, and written to inspire her and all girls to love what makes them different and value their unique beauty.

About the Author

Atara Twersky is an attorney and mother of three who divides her time between Manhattan and Long Island. Curlee Girlee was inspired by Atara’s youngest daughter, and written to inspire her and all girls to love what makes them different and value their unique beauty.

Curlee Girlee in the News!

The Today Show interviewed Atara and named her a 2017 Style Hero!

Curlee Girlee was selected to be in the 59th Grammy® Awards gift bag!

Curlee Girlee was selected to be in the 89th Annual Everybody Wins Giftbag!

Be the Curlee Girlee of the Week!

Are you a Curlee Girlee? Is there a special little girl in your life who is? Apply to be Curlee girlee of the week! Each week we feature an amazing girl (of any age) who is able to share what makes her unique.  We created this platform to be a safe, nurturing environment where all Curlee Girlees can be themselves and tell us what makes them smile and shine. Join our Curlee Girlee family and together we WILL change the coarse of curly hair!

Curlee Girlee of the Week: Ka’leah K.

Kaleah is a smart and bubbly 5-year-old who loves to read books, sing, and dance. She says she wants to be a star on TV. Kaleah loves her hair and says her hair is her crown and she's a queen!

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Curlee Girlee of the Week: Julisa S.

Julisa has the warmest, most caring heart! She is obsessed with tutus, loves dance (ballet + tap), loves to sing, and all things girly!! She LOVES wearing her curls down and flipping them from side to side. She does not love the process to get it that way...

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Curlee Girlee of the Week: Jalee Rosemarie S.

Hi, I am Jalee-Rosemarie! I am 5 years old. I do runway modeling, plus I've been in many magazines. I've been in 2 magazines as a front cover model! And I love my wild curly hair. That's one of my favorite traits. I love fashion and taking photos. My smile...

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Curly hair is perfect just the way it is! That’s the message behind one children’s book that is inspiring girls and women alike to embrace their unique hair texture — spirals, frizz and all.

Today Show

Curlee Girlee and embracing your natural hair is so much more than just ‘hair.’ It challenges you to break down your barriers of self-worth and to embrace your true essence.

Huffington Post

I love Curlee Girlee – as both a professional psychologist and as the mother of two young girls. For the last several years my research, teaching and community work has been about promoting positive body image, preventing eating disorders and combatting unrealistic standards of beauty portrayed in the media.  Curlee Girlee is a welcome and much needed addition to the repertoire of tools available for building self-esteem and confidence among very young girls… Curlee Girlee is developmentally appropriate for a wide range of ages, and although it’s target audience is ages 4-8, its message will resonate with tweens, adolescents and adults as well. But above all – it’s a great story! Curlee Girlee is relatable, silly and quickly became one of our household’s favorite books.

Dr. Sarah Wienberger, Ph.d

In Twersky’s tale, Curlee Girlee’s ability to accept herself just as she is does not come easily, which makes her journey feel realistic and earned. Some children will never have the validation of a relative who looks like them, but the love the heroine’s mother shows her daughter, even when she makes mistakes, provides comfort and opportunities for parents to discuss distinctions with questioning kids. Wolcott’s (Dream It! Do It!, 2015, etc.) illustrations are wonderful throughout, capturing Curlee Girlee’s spirit perfectly … A charmingly illustrated book with a strong heroine, a solid message, and an accessible vocabulary for newly independent readers.

 

Kirkus Reviews

I remember straightening my hair to “fit in” as a teenager. I also wanted long hair and those darn curls just wouldn’t cooperate! If only I had a book like “Curlee Girlee” when I was a child … LOVE IT!

Dr.Ruth Daniels, Ph.d.

What a sweet, heartwarming book! As a redhead, I fully understand what it’s like to grow up being “different” than my peers, magazines, or what is expected. This is such a sweet story — something I wish I had when I was younger!

Lily Moe

Let’s Make Moves!

We’re taking Curlee Girlee beyond the page and into the real world to help reach as many girls and their parents as we can. To get there, we’re seeking strategic alliances with relevant, major brands, who can help galvanize our message as we work on sequels, spinoffs, product launches, events, and more, coast to coast and everywhere in between. My hope is that Curlee Girlee will resonate with little girls everywhere, become a household name, and, in the process, allow children to more freely be who they are.

Does your brand’s mission statement align with ours? Let’s talk!

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