Crown : an ode to the fresh cut
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A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book
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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-- Juvenile fiction.
Barbershops -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African American boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Haircutting -- Fiction.
Barbershops -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Chicago :
James, Gordon C.,
"A Denene Millner Book."
Newbery Honor Book, 2018
Caldecott Honor Book, 2018
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2018
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, illustrator, 2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm