Linda 'Mosetta' Jones is on a mission.

So kinky-haired kindred spirits are invited to hear Jones read from her book "Nappyisms: Affirmations for Nappy-headed People and Wannabes" (Manelock Communications, $12) at the Natural Trend Setters hair salon, 5100 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac) at 6 p.m. June 6. The event is free to the public and is a prelude to the grand opening of a second salon in Delray Beach.

Jones says her book uses humor to get across some serious ideas. There is 'nappy headiquette' to teach the uninitiated how to approach and engage a nappy-headed person in casual conversation. Helpful hints: don't ask the wearer if she washes her hair and don't even think about touching without implicit permission. And then there are the snap-backs.

Jones says her message is even being heard in Europe. 'A woman in Belgium e-mailed me to tell me that this thing is affecting women globally. Then I heard about a group of women in Germany who get together and call themselves the Euronaps.'

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