1 volume : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A Denene Millner Book."
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.
Text in English.
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2017
Newbery Honor, 2018
Caldecott Honor, 2018
Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2018
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, 2018
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, 2018
Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor, 2018
NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book, 2018
Kirkus Prize Winner for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 3.8 0.5 194442.
Online version: Barnes, Derrick D. Crown. Chicago : Bolden, an Agate imprint, 2017 9781572848085 (DLC) 2017037186
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