Logan's Loving Locks

Children - Social Issues
41 Pages
Reviewed on 08/23/2021
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Author Biography

Stacy Einfalt is a self published children's book author/illustrator. Growing up, she seen how her older brother was bullied and the effects it had on his confidence and self esteem. Seeing how he struggled, inspired her to create stories that focus on different issues that deal with bullying. Stacy tries to bring across a positive message through her stories that teach children how important it is for everyone to treat others with kindness, respect, and empathy. Her stories also teach kids to love themselves and to be proud of who they are. When it comes to the illustrations, Stacy is kind of old school, drawing and coloring all of them by hand. She has previously self-published five other children's books. She has been a guest signer several times with Nora Roberts at Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD. She has been featured in magazines and on TV in the Hagerstown, MD, and Washington, DC areas. Stacy was awarded the 2014 Tribute To Working Women Award, sponsored by the WJLA News Station and Toyota, for spreading a positive message through her first story, THE HORSE THAT LOOKED DIFFERENT, to children at schools around her community.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joanne Ang for Readers' Favorite

Logan’s Loving Locks is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Stacy Einfalt. The story starts with Kaylee, who was diagnosed with alopecia. By the time she had to go to school, awkward bald patches had appeared on her head, making her feel extremely nervous and self-conscious about her looks. The situation went from bad to worse when people in her school started making fun of her, online and offline. Logan, Kaylee’s best friend, decided that he would do something about his friend’s circumstances to alleviate Kaylee’s depressed state. With Logan’s helping hand, can Kaylee ever overcome her fear, or will she be stuck within the torment of her affliction? A journey toward self-confidence and friendship that lasts a lifetime awaits them both.

Logan’s Loving Locks is a beautifully written piece by Stacy Einfalt. I really liked how Stacy managed to incorporate the modern issue of cyberbullying within this tale, highlighting that bullying is not limited to physical actions, which can have just the same negative impact on a person’s mental health. The story also teaches the importance of spreading awareness, educating more people into accepting the differences between themselves and others, and accepting them for who they are. Logan’s character also shows the immense kindness that a true friend will demonstrate for the sake of Kaylee’s happiness. I also enjoyed the colorful illustrations that pushed the messages even further throughout the book. Overall, I would recommend this tale to spread more awareness of alopecia and cyberbullying.