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Uncle Jed's Barbershop Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Mitchell, Margaree King (Author), Ransome, James E. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0689819137     ISBN-13: 9780689819131
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1998

Annotation: In the segregated South of the 1920s, Uncle Jed was the only black barber in a county of sharecroppers. He always dreamed of owning his own barbershop, but his generous heart and some bad luck during the Depression forced him to defer that dream for years. Finally, on his 79th birthday, Uncle Jed opened the doors of his new shop. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. An ALA Notable Children's Book.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: E
LCCN: 91044148
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 640 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.17" H x 9.05" W x 10.99" (0.41 lbs) 40 pages
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 1920's
- Cultural Region - South
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Black-Eyed Susan Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 1995
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/01/1998
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 7194
Reading Level: 3.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
Coretta Scott King Award winner

A young girl's beloved uncle is a talented barber without a shop who never gives up on his dream in this richly illustrated, stirring picture book.

Everyone has a favorite relative. For Sarah Jean, it's her Uncle Jed. Living in the segregated South of the 1920s, where most people are sharecroppers, Uncle Jed is the only black barber in the county and has to travel all over the county to cut his customers' hair.

He lives for the day when he could open his very own barbershop. But there are a lot of setbacks along the way. Will Uncle Jed ever be able to open a shiny new shop?

Contributor Bio(s): Ransome, James E.: - James E. Ransome's highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriet received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include the Coretta Scott King winner The Creation; Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed's Barbershop; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. One of their recent titles is Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews and was an ALA Notable Children's Book. James is a professor and coordinator of the MFA Illustration Graduate Program at Syracuse University. He lives in New York's Hudson River Valley region with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.
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