“Twersky inspired countless little girls — and their moms and grandmothers — to celebrate their curly hair…”


“Reminds all of us that unique qualities should be celebrated and what makes us unique also makes us beautiful.”


“A charmingly illustrated book with a strong heroine, a solid message, and an accessible vocabulary for newly independent readers.”


“A body-positive book every kid needs on their bookshelf!”


Curlee Girlee Press Kit

Curlee Girlee, the book that has sparked a movement and was selected to be gifted in 2017’s GRAMMY® gift bag! Curlee Girlee was inspired by the author’s own young daughter and written for all little girls (and boys!) in an effort to ensure they love their hair and, by extension, all their unique features. If there is a curly-haired child in your world (daughter, son, niece, nephew, etc.), they will surely be enchanted as they identify with the Curlee Girlee character and see themselves reflected in the pages of this beautifully illustrated book.

Curlee Girlee is a great holiday gift for children of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and hair textures. Curlee Girlee is a fun, fiery, determined little girl who learns through a series of fun and funny adventures to embrace her unique features and love herself exactly as she is. As Curlee Girlee continues her journey in the second book, children everywhere will be inspired to embrace their unique features and remember that confidences comes from loving yourself, just as you are!

We have been selling Curlee Girlee books worldwide since November 2016.

Publisher: Sandbox Publishing
ISBN: 978-0996843812
Price: $14.99

Articles, Appearances, & Interviews


See the author on NBC TV Spanish talk about her book, Curlee Girlee

Live from Seattle

Hear from the author on empowering our young women

WGN Radio

How the Curlee Girlee books turned into a movement. Begins 1:06:42

The Lisa Show

The author speaks about encouraging individuality in kids

Bella LA Magazine

Bella LA features Curlee Girlee as a great winter, weekend read!

The Today Show

Today Show interviewed Atara & named her a 2017 Style Hero!

Huffington Post

HuffPo says “Curlee Girlee helps girls understand … what makes them special.”

school for startups radio

Hear from Curlee Girlee author Atara


CNN interviewed Atara about what makes Curlee Girlee so special!

Us Weekly

Curlee Girlee was named an “Us Must” pick by Us Weekly in Feb. 2017!

Huffington Post

HuffPo calls Curlee Girlee “a perfect kids gift” in their review!

InTouch Magazine

Curlee Girlee was featured in the 7/2017 issue of InTouch!

Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine says “Curlee Girlee celebrates our differences”

Parent Co.

Parent Co. interviews Atara and talks curls and girl-power!

Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews says, “A charmingly illustrated book with a strong heroine…”

Brit + Co

Brit + Co says, “a body-positive book every kid needs on their bookshelf!”

Naturally Curly

Naturally Curly features Curlee as one of 8 great books about curly hair!


Bustle features Curlee as one of 13 books they wish they had as a kid!

The Wait Is Over

“This book is one that should be in every little girl’s stocking!”

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards 2018 Gift Bag Giveaway!

Acqualina Resort

Acqualina has introduced a new addition to its experience

Embrace Curls

Curlee Girlee, with her determined, feisty nature, ultimately proves to…

Laisha Mag

We love encouraging Curlee Girlees around the world!

47 Hotel Roma

Left a souvenir to 47 Hotel Roma

Joy of Living Radio Show

Atara speaks with Rabbi Marc Schneier Foundation


Atara Twersky is an attorney and lives in NYC with her husband and three children. Atara was inspired to write Curlee Girlee by her youngest daughter. She hopes it will inspire other curlee and non-curlee girls to love all things about them that make them unique. Atara loves fashion and clothes, surfing, skiing, and swimming with her kids. Her dream job would allow her to go to sleep at 4 a.m. and wake up at noon … unfortunately, until the kids are at least 20, she doesn’t think that can happen! She loves water parks and roller coasters—she laughs so hard that her kids say she has as much fun, or more, than they do! Atara’s favorite poem is “IF” by Rudyard Kipling. She has been reciting it from memory since she was ten years old.

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