Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut

ISBN-10: 1572842245
ISBN-13: 9781572842243
Author: Barnes, Derrick
Illustrated by: James, Gordon C.
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Agate Publishing

Publication Date: October 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: P
Lexile: 700L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Haircutting; Fiction

Haircutting; Fiction

Haircutting; Fiction

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.
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