Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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As the only black barber in a county of sharecroppers during the 1920s, Uncle Jed traveled for miles to tend to his customers. Saving his money to build his very own barbershop was a dream that had to be postponed because of his generous heart and the Depression.

Then one glorious day, on his 79th birthday, Uncle Jed finally opened the doors of his new shop. Full color.

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This is gentle story with a happy ending. - Goodreads
The plot is beautiful. - Goodreads
The illustrations are very strong. - Goodreads
They gave him vegetables, eggs or hot meals instead. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Phil9 - LibraryThing

What a wonderful story of life, dreams and perserverence in the south during segregation and the great depression. This Coretta Scott award book did a fabulous job depicting the harsh environment and ... Read full review

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User Review  - CorinneLovett - LibraryThing

I liked this book for two reasons: the theme is uplifting and it pushes readers to think about racial issues in Americaís past. The theme of the story or big idea is to believe in your dreams. The ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

James E. Ransomeís highly acclaimed illustrations for Knock, Knock: My Dadís Dream for Me won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jedís Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinsonís Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award; and Satchel Paige, written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.

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