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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User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

This is a good historical fiction book. I would love to read this book to my students for a history lesson. It discusses segregation and the Great Depression in a way that is not boring. I feel like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book being read to us. I think the great lesson that anyone can take away from it is to never give up on your dreams. Even though Uncle Jed faced many obstacles along his way to ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Knock, Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinson’s 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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