Furqan Moreno wakes up and decides that today he wants his hair cut for the first time. His dad has just the style: a flat top fade! He wants his new haircut to be cool but when they get to the barbershop, he’s a bit nervous about his decision. He begins to worry that his hair will look funny, imagining all the flat objects in his day to day life. Before he knows it, his haircut is done and he realizes that his dad was right — Furqan’s first flat top is the freshest!
"We are all fortunate to have a children's book as touching and beautifully illustrated as Furqan's First. As a father of two Afro-Asian girls, this book is a gem! Stories such as this allow diverse children to see reflections of themselves in everyday situations: they also help create a lifelong love of books and reading" -Bryant Terry , James Beard Leadership Award Winning chef, activist, and author
"What I appreciate and respect about Furqan's First is the unity Robert brings to his artistic expression and his personal and political vision. I can feel this story in word and image and that means a lot to me. It rings true. It rings strong. Thank you Robert!" -Maya Gonzalez, Co-Creator of Reflection Press and School of the Free Mind
"Furqan's First Flat Top is warm, like home and family. It shows us the power of self-representation in full force". -Janine Macbeth, Founder of Blood Orange Press and the First Voice Publishing Project