Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

12 min. Dreamscape. 2018. ISBN 9781974921195.
PreS-G 2—Smooth jazz and a strong narration blend together to tell this story of the fresh cut, the experience of sitting in the barber's chair and the feelings that come with it. Gordon C. James's Caldecott Honor-winning illustrations are full of life as they shift and move, and pull viewers into the barbershop as they wait in anticipation to see the final results. An author's note from Derrick Barnes explains his own experience getting a haircut and the confidence that accompanies it.

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