Agate Bolden 10/10/2017. New hardcover. /No jacket. Illustrated by Gordon C. James. Newbery Award Honor Book. Caldecott Honor Book.
Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
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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.
Title: CROWN: AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT
Author Name: BARNES, DERRICK
ISBN Number: 1572842245
Location Published: Agate Bolden: 2017
Jacket Condition: /No jacket.
lbs: 1.06 lbs
Picture Bks, Caldecott, Caldecott Honor Books, Newbery Honor Books
Seller ID: 9781572842243