Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut
  • Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut
  • Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut
  • Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut
  • Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut
ISBN: 1572842245
EAN13: 9781572842243
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 10, 2017
Pages: 32
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
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 Read More chevron_right

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5
   Worth the experience !
In "The Barber Shop," a young African-American boy goes to a local barber shop to get a haircut. The book is illustrated with stunning images by Ralph Ellison, whose works are also known for their deep color palettes. They are very distinct as they weave and blend magic into the story. An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a book for all ages and seasons. Whether you are reading it for the first time or you have read it many times, you will gain something from it. It's a good read, and I recommend it to friends and family.
 
5
   Amazing
I absolutely love this book, said Blair. Representation and the message of the power not just of a haircut but the feelings it invokes are crucial. His mother, played by Gillian Anderson, sees him as a warrior. Young black boys need to be praised, acknowledged, loved, shown how to emote, because one day they become black men, he said. Black boys and men are worthy, loved, appreciated, valued, Abraham said. The book opened up a can of worms if you will.
 
2
   Hard to read
It does not read well because it is not written in a conventional way which makes it hard for my kids to understand. 0 3171616 It is very difficult for my kids to understand because it is not written in a conventional way.
 
5
   Absolutely Love love love this book!!!!
This is a definite must have for any collector. I first read this to my children when they were 6 and 9 years old. I absolutely love this book, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I have a soft spot for Lois. The first images are truly breathtaking. It is so refreshing to see such a beautiful array of brown and black people captured so eloquently, said Williams. The combination of red and pink hues in the faces is just perfect. The story itself flows so gracefully, almost like a poem. And lastly, the way the story captured that confidence and that pride that needs to be instilled in all of our young men was the best part. This story needs to be told in all of our homes and schools, not just for people of color, he said. It's a really wonderful book, said Frey.
 
5
   Fantastic
I've always enjoyed reading about boys and the power of books. I have given it as a present multiple times to both the kids and their parents. The message is clear: If you love the game of Thrones, you must also love the artwork.
 
5
   Great Confidence Builder
When my son had an issue with some other kid, I knew I could wait no longer. He plays football but LOVES getting his haircut. The only thing I didn't like was some of the artwork because it was distracting, but I'm glad it's not hard at all to see the writing through.
 
5
   A Book for My Students to See Themselves In
Inspiring women change the world. This book, with its stunning illustrations, and powerful message about the strength of community, is exactly the kind of representation needed in kidlit, librarians say. 0 2171 This book, with its stunning illustrations, and powerful message about the strength of community, is exactly the kind of representation needed in kidlit, they say. Note the author's note explaining the inspiration for the book, and the importance of the message behind it. This is the second Denene Millner Books picture book I have loved - I can't wait to read more from this new imprint.
 
5
   Wow!!
He has seven year old twin great-grandsons that love to read. I stumbled upon this book looking for books that would give them insight into our blackness, McBride said. It was a book that captured my heart. He has six sons and four great-grandsons. Each one will read the entire book. Also, I will be purchasing copies of the book and giving them to each of their barber shops. I have to admit, I was impressed by the book.
 
5
   The prose. The message. The illustrations.
We're delighted the boys are reading these inspirational messages. I've read the book, and I ordered my own. The customer service was excellent and the product was highly recommended.
 
5
   Good book
I'm so happy I purchased this book. It's truly an investment. I'm confident that this book, it's message and images will have a positive impact on my boys. It was a great bedtime read, my 6 year old especially liked it. The context gave me an appreciation for the barber and the importance of that experience for our boys, Mr. Caramore said.
 
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