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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Derrick Barnes

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Derrick Barnes (A) and Gordon C.James (ILT)

List Price: $17.95 (Hardcover - / Boys Hair Style / Hair Care / Self-Esteem - 2017) 

“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

Description:  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. (32 pgs) Ages 4-8

Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

ISBN: AAFC978-1572842243

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