Natasha Tarpley is an acclaimed children’s book author and multimedia content creator. Her classic, bestselling picture book, I Love My Hair!, an ode to Black childhood and natural beauty, is a staple on national school and library reading lists, and a favorite among readers around the world. I Love My Hair! also inspired Natasha’s most recent picture book series, Keyana Loves… Natasha is currently working on a new children’s narrative podcast and animated television series, forthcoming in 2025-2026. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on NPR. She lives in Chicago with her family.