E-T Staff Report

Nicole Giladi, founder of Redhead Publishing LLC, released a children’s book, titled “Little Redheads Across America,” a children’s coffee table book filled with over 400 professional photographs of little redheads from every state in the United States.

Stephenville residents Seth and Caroline Gilley are featured in the book.

Inspired by the extra attention her copper haired son would receive in public, Giladi, a brunette, became curious about redheads and their physical traits.

“I was fascinated to learn that redheads make up only 2 to 4 percent of the US population. I was also astonished to learn that it’s a recessive gene, which means both my husband and I gave our son his copper colored locks” Giladi said.

In addition to the photographs, the book contains kid friendly facts about redhead characteristics like freckles, sunburns, genetics and teasing.

“I knew the world would look at my son differently, and I wanted to create something to help him and other redheads, truly understand how special they are,” said Giladi.

This labor of love creation has been made into an 88-page hardcover book and can be purchased on the author’s web site at http://www.littleredheadsacrossamerica.com

Beginning at strawberry blonde, the lightest shade on the red hair spectrum, to auburn, the darkest, the United States has the largest population of redheads in the world, with somewhere between 6 to 12 million.

The Little Redheads Across America book project took two-and-a-half years to complete and showcases the most compelling collection of professional photographs of children from across the country. Also included are fun and educational facts about our 50 states.