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Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

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ISBN13: 9780671769697
ISBN10: 0671769693
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Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed was the only black barber in the county. He had a kind heart and a warm smile. And he had a dream. andlt;BRandgt;Living in the segregated South of the 1920's, where most people were sharecroppers. Uncle Jed had to travel all over the county to cut his customers' hair. He lived for the day when he could open his very own barbershop. But it was a long time, and many setbacks, from five-year-old Sarah Jean's emergency operation to the bank failures of the Great Depression, before the joyful day when Uncle Jed opened his shiny new shop — and twirled a now grown-up Sarah Jean around in the barber chair. andlt;BRandgt;With James Ransome's richly colored paintings brimming with life, this is a stirring story of dreams long deferred and finally realized.

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Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed was the only black barber in the county. He had a kind heart and a warm smile. And he had a dream.

Living in the segregated South of the 1920's, where most people were sharecroppers. Uncle Jed had to travel all over the county to cut his customers' hair. He lived for the day when he could open his very own barbershop. But it was a long time, and many setbacks, from five-year-old Sarah Jean's emergency operation to the bank failures of the Great Depression, before the joyful day when Uncle Jed opened his shiny new shop — and twirled a now grown-up Sarah Jean around in the barber chair.

With James Ransome's richly colored paintings brimming with life, this is a stirring story of dreams long deferred and finally realized.

About the Author

Margaree King Mitchell was born and raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi and now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, Kevin, and their eight-year-old son, Nelson. She has written stories and plays and is a member of the Little Rock School District Biracial Committee and a librarian at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. This is her first children's book.

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Book Dads, November 10, 2009 (view all comments by Book Dads)
In Barbershop, Little Sarah Jean tells the story of her Uncle Jed and of his long quest to open his own barbershop. In the South during the time of segregation, Uncle Jed is the only black barber in the county. He travels from home to home to cut his customer’s hair, and is slowly saving to one day achieve his dream of owning his own barbershop, which most consider impossible. But there will be many obstacles in his way, including Sarah Jean’s sudden illness and the Great Depression.

This is a book about the special relationship that a child can have with an uncle, and also about the ways in which our uncles and other male relatives can serve to inspire us with their example. It’s also a book about America’s history and our history of race relations, and a good starting point for introducing a child of any color to that history. The paintings capture well both the character of the times and of the people, and will help to bring the story and its setting alive for children of any age.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671769697
ill.:
Ransome, James, Cissp
Author:
Ransome, James E.
Illustrator:
Ransome, James
Author:
Mitchell, Margaree King
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Ethnic - General
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
Barbers
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
picture book; historical fiction; barbershop; barber; Great Depression; 1920s; 1920 s; the South; Confederate; segregat
Subject:
ion; share cropping; sharecropper; discrimination; Black History Month; black history; civil rights; African American; poverty; injustice
Subject:
picture book; historical fiction; barbershop; barber; Great Depression; 1920s; 1920 s; the South; Confederate; segregation; share cropping; sharecropper; discrimination; Black History Month; black history; civil rights; African American; poverty; injustic
Subject:
picture book; historical fiction; barbershop; barber; Great Depression; 1920s; 1920 s; the South; Confederate; segregation; share cropping; sharecropper; discrimination; Black History Month; black history; civil rights; African American; poverty; injustic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
9406
Publication Date:
August 1993
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 15.89 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
3-7

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Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed was the only black barber in the county. He had a kind heart and a warm smile. And he had a dream.

Living in the segregated South of the 1920's, where most people were sharecroppers. Uncle Jed had to travel all over the county to cut his customers' hair. He lived for the day when he could open his very own barbershop. But it was a long time, and many setbacks, from five-year-old Sarah Jean's emergency operation to the bank failures of the Great Depression, before the joyful day when Uncle Jed opened his shiny new shop — and twirled a now grown-up Sarah Jean around in the barber chair.

With James Ransome's richly colored paintings brimming with life, this is a stirring story of dreams long deferred and finally realized.

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