Author Shellice Beharie pays tribute to the memory of her loving son in her debut picture book, PRINCE AND HIS MOTHER'S CROWN: Tales Within my Mother's Hair. This read-aloud narrative communicates that in their early stages of childhood boys can find comfort and creativity in their mother's tresses. PRINCE AND HIS MOTHER'S CROWN published by Outskirt Press in April 2020 is a richly colored book for early readers, grade level K-3. Full of positive imagery the book is illustrated by Richa Kinra. Each page showcases a graceful, loving Queen mother engaging in the activities of her son's wild imagination, showing their precious familial relationship. Pictures of a young Prince climbing his mother's Rapunzel style braid honors her strength, while an image of him slaying a dragon in her curly afro shows where his sense of security lies. The author honors the black family as King, Queen, and Prince are pictured in royal garb and always with a smile. The author who is a mother of two sons knows first-hand that hair can be a point of love, pride, and affection for boys. The mother-son bond is crucial in shaping how they will relate to others and treat people, especially black women who take pride in wearing their natural hair.