Uncle Jed's Barbershop

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Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 1995 - African Americans - 38 pages
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Includes the story of Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county who pursues his dream of opening his own barbershop, as well as facts about hairstyle history, children's dreams of starting their own businesses, and a poet's view of dreamers.

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About the author (1995)

Margaree King Mitchell is the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book UNCLE JED'S BARBERSHOP, illustrated by James E. Ransome, and GRANDDADDY'S GIFT, illustrated by Larry Johnson. An award winning musical of the same name has been adapted from UNCLE JED'S BARBERSHOP. She is the creator of the EveryBody Has A Dream program, which empowers students in urban and rural areas to shoot for the stars with aspirations for their lives. Margaree lives in Overland Park, KS, where she is a member of the Midwest Children's Authors Guild.THE PEOPLE IN THE PARK is her first novel for teens.

James Ransome's work has appeared in nearly fifty books for children, including the Coretta Scott King Award Book The Creation by James Weldon Johnson and Satchel Paige and Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist, both written by his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome. His traveling exhibit "Visual Stories" is featured in libraries and museums throughout the country. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his family.

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