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Layla, the Last Black Unicorn

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Notes From Black Reads

Tiffany Haddish's debut picture book has everything you need for a fun, insightful, empowering Storytime. Co-written with Jerdine Nolen and paired with Jessica Gibsons' terrific art, Haddish's Layla encourages embracing who you are and celebrating what makes each of us special. We'd follow Layla through the Fiddle Dee Deep Forest any day!

From beloved comedian, actress, and New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Haddish comes Layla, the Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, original picture book tale about a lovable but awkward unicorn who learns why her uniqueness is her biggest strength.

It’s not easy to fit in when you stand out. When Layla arrives for her first day of school at Unicornia, the school for unicorns, she realizes that she’s not like the other kids there. They’re all pastel colors and know the rules to Horn Ball and none of them come from the Woods like Layla does. Try as she might to make friends, Layla’s just . . . different. But when her class gets lost during a field trip to the Fiddle Dee Deep Forest, it’s up to Layla to step up and save the day.

Layla, the Last Black Unicorn is a hilariously heartwarming picture book about self-acceptance, self-esteem, and standing up for standing out by New York Times bestselling author, Grammy Award-winning comedian, and actress Tiffany Haddish and Jerdine Nolen, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Thunder Rose.

ISBN-13: 9780063113879

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: 05-10-2022

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Tiffany Haddish is a comedian, actress, host, and producer who was the breakout star of the smash comedy Girls Trip. Her additional film and television work includes The Afterparty, The Card Counter, Here Today, Bad Trip, Tuca & Bertie, Kids Say the Darndest Things., Night School, The Carmichael Show, Keanu, and a turn as host of the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Her Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah, debuted on Netflix in December 2019. Haddish became the second black woman ever to win a Grammy for Outstanding Comedy Album and the first since Whoopi Goldberg won in 1986. She also Executive Produces and hosts Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready through She Ready Productions and both seasons are available on Netflix. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live which earned her the 2018 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” Haddish also founded The She Ready Foundation to help and support foster kids in need. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Jessica Gibson is a mostly self-taught freelance illustrator who graduated from Wayne County Community College with an associate of arts degree. Though she primarily illustrates children’s books, Gibson also creates artwork for magazines and has an interest in character design. With a pen and tablet by her side, she loves creating adorable, whimsical, and sometimes quirky illustrations, ready to brighten up everyone’s heart. You can visit her at www.jessicamgibson.com. Jerdine Nolen is the author of a diverse range of picture books, from the thoughtful In My Momma's Kitchen to the wildly imaginative Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, which was made into a TV movie. Jerdine Nolen lives with her children in Ellicott City, Maryland.