Cherry announced the news on social media, posting a clip that samples the four-minute long audiobook.
The touching tale, which follows an African American dad attempting to do his daughter’s hair for the first time, took home an Academy Award in 2020 for best animated short film. Last May, it was released as a children’s book with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Cherry’s short film — which he wrote, directed and co-produced with Karen Rupert Toliver — will also be developed into an animated TV show at HBO Max called “Young Love,” based on the characters from “Hair Love.”
Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge praised “Hair Love” when it was released earlier this year, calling it “a way of boosting pride and understanding alike.”
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SOURCE: Variety, Rebecca Rubin