Derrick Barnes and Gordon James comprise the author/illustrator duo behind Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Join them for an extra special story time and signing at Main Street Books!
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, which was nominated for the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, and Ezra Jack Keats Award, is a celebration of the way boys feel when they leave the barber's chair.