Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Written by Derrick Barnes & illustrated by Gordon C. James
Published by Agate
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Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, the Huffington Post , Publishers Weekly , Kirkus Reviews , the Los Angeles Times , the Boston Globe , the Horn Book Magazine , the News & Observer , BookPage , Chicago Public Library, and more 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.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781572842243
Publication Date
October 10, 2017
Page Count
32
Reading Age
3 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2017020743
ASIN/ISBN 10
1572842245
Lexile® Level
700L
ATOS® Book Level
3.8
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
194442
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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