"When his fingertips hit you with that apple green alcohol or that witch hazel, it'll sting, but not like a scorpion or a hornet, more like an electric stamp of approval."
The illustrator captures Young Man's watchful eye from different angles. He's subject to whatever cut his barber gives, but author Derrick Barnes reminds us time and again that he's in good hands.
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut makes way for those picture books that feature everyday Black boys. Contemporary and culturally relevant.
A review of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Derrick Barnes) (Gordon C. James, illustrator).
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