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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Video Library Digital

12/18/2018

12 minutes

9781974921201

Video Library Digital

12/18/2018

12 minutes

9781974921201R

Video Retail Digital

12/18/2018

12 minutes

9781974921218

DVD

12/18/2018

1 DVD

12 minutes

9781974921195

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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 is a rhythmic 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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Starred Review: Themes of confidence-building, self-esteem, and joy of young black boys…, School Library Journal

Starred Review: Pride, confidence, and joy radiate…, Publishers Weekly

Starred Review: …oozes with black cool and timely, much-needed black joy…, Kirkus Reviews

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