UNION, NJ - Union author Dasia “DasiaVu” Edmond is at it again with the release of her new book, “Hair Chronicles: ‘The Struggles of Natural Hair’”.

Edmond, 12, has been making headlines since the release of her first book, “Uniquely Made: ‘Girls Don’t Play Football’” in December 2016.

“Girls Don’t Play Football” tells the story of Edmond repeatedly told that girls don’t play football, after which she not only made the Pop Warner team but played three years for the Union Rams.  Amazon describes the book as “a journey of how she convinced her parents to allow her to play and earned the respect of her teammates and coaches.”

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Edmond’s second book, “Hair Chronicles: ‘The Struggles of Natural Hair’”, details the struggles she has with her natural hair. Edmond talks about the “adventures of going to a salon and the stylist who put up with her and her various hair styles and the pain she endures while getting her hair ‘did’.”

Edmond, born in Newark, has been featured on ABC7NY’s, ‘Here and Now’ segment with Sandra Bookman and on Spot Light NJ, News 12 with Della Crews. Edmond was presented with the 2017 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Award by the Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, who named her “Girl-On-The-Go.”

Edmond received the Township of Union’s Mayor’s Award, was inducted as the youngest member of Union’s Chamber of Commerce and has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Township of Union Board of Education.

Edmond says she wants to inspire other young girls and let them know that “they can do whatever they want if they put their minds to it and don’t doubt themselves.”

Edmond will be hosting her next book signing August 26, at Barnes & Noble at 240 Rt. 22 Springfield, at 1:00 p.m.