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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User Review  - cpaavola - LibraryThing

This is a children's picture book about a man who dreamed of opening a barbershop. His niece narrates and tells about how he would travel around cutting people’s hair to save up for it. She got sick ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChengYenLee - LibraryThing

A brief but informative history about segregation between African Americans and white Americans in the past. Uncle Jed is trying to achieve his dream in one of the most challenging periods of time ... Read full review

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 Uncle Jed's Barbershop, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and This Is the Dream. His highly acclaimed illustrations for Let My People Go: Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color won the NAACP Image Award. He teaches illustration at Syracuse University and lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his family.

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