Yesenia Hernandez, Children's Author

Approaching Minority Children's Literature with New Eyes Alongside Yesenia Hernandez

Yesenia Hernandez is a cosmetologist who specializes in curly hair. She loves educating people on the subjects she knows best which are curls, writing, vegan cooking, gardening, and traveling. Hernandez is an avid reader and is always helping those who cannot help themselves. One thing that stands out about Hernandez is her get-it-done attitude and love of life.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

I want my readers to realize that art comes in all forms.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

As a hairstylist and a former teacher, I understand the importance of individual style and expression through art.


Social Media:


Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

I want people to leave my speaking engagements with a sense of self, as well as the courage to try new things in their lives, just as my character in Mommy Do My Hair does with the many artsy hairstyles she tries.

Presentation Audience:

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6


5-10 Appearances


North Carolina

Willing to Travel

Book Type:

Picture Book

Children's Fiction


Community Issues - African-American




Women’s Issues

Youth Issues