Saturday, February 17, 2018

Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes - ADVISABLE

Barnes, Derrick Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. James. PICTURE BOOK. Bolden (Agate) $18. 9781572842243

Oh, the things that could happen to you because you’ve been to the barber and got a fresh haircut!  You’ll ace your test, turn the heads of the girls across the hall, you’ll feel like a million bucks.

A tribute to a young boy of color’s experience, he looks in the mirror and sees the best him, where he’s part of the community - no longer boy, but someone who is defined by their crown (haircut) - looking your best builds confidence, self esteem and pride.  This feel good book celebrates more than just a haircut, it's about culture, and community too.  This picture book is also a fun read for upper elementary kids - especially those who can relate to the subject.

EL (K-3) ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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