Crown, an ode to the fresh cut, Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James
The work Crown, an ode to the fresh cut, Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Portland Public Library.

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  • M25uL5LB7YU
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  • Crown, an ode to the fresh cut, Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James
Main title
  • Crown
Sub title
  • an ode to the fresh cut
Responsibility statement
  • Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James
Variant title
  • Ode to the fresh cut
Language
  • eng
Summary
  • Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair
  • 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. -- Provided by publisher
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  • illustrations
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  • no index present
Intended audience
  • Elementary Grade
Literary form
  • fiction
OCLC Number
  • 972385304
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  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning, LG, 3.8, 0.5, 194442.
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  • primary
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