Crown by Derrick Barnes audiobook

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

By Derrick Barnes
Read by Corey Allen

Recorded Books, Inc.
0.09 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781980026860

The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother's hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices. A fresh cut makes boys fly. This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair-a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That's where it all begins. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book

A Caldecott Honor Book

A Newbery Honor Book

The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother's hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices. A fresh cut makes boys fly. This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair-a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That's where it all begins. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In a voice that fairly swaggers, narrator Corey Allen captures the rhythm of Crown…Allen’s expert narration dovetails perfectly with the beat of Barnes’ words…Precisely timed pauses, drawn-out words—‘Girllll . . . he’s so fine!’—and other exclamations add a vibrant audio dimension. At the story’s close, listeners will nod their heads in understanding, rejoicing in the much-deserved pride this young man feels as he emerges into the world with a crisp new cut. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This book oozes with black cool and timely, much-needed black joy, using the unique and expansive experience of the barbershop to remind young boys that their inner lives have always mattered there.” Kirkus Reviews (starrred review)
“Alternately precise, metaphorical, and culturally specific, Barnes’ descriptions make each page a serendipity…A not-to-be-missed portrayal of the beauty of black boyhood.” Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

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Author Bio: Derrick Barnes

Author Bio: Derrick Barnes

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.09
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English