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Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut
by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James


Overview - "One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother's hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices.

A fresh cut makes boys fly.

This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair--a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That's where it all begins.

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781572842243
  • ISBN-10: 1572842245
  • Publisher: Agate Bolden
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-8
  • Dimensions: 11.31 x 8.81 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds

Series: Denene Millner Books

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Boys & Men

 
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