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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Matthew A. Cherry  

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Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Cherry is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Now, he directs music videos and short films, including "Hair Love," the animated short film on which his book is based. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine's list of Directors to Watch in 2016.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Hair Love
ISBN: 0525553363. OCLC Number: 1100111244

2018. .

A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.--