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UNCLE JED'S BARBERSHOP

Mitchell, Margaree K.

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ISBN 10: 0671769693 / ISBN 13: 9780671769697
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 1993
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Hard Cover. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Coretta Scott King Honor book, award medal on dj . SIGNED by illustrator with a sketch of a rag doll. Bookseller Inventory # 031878

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Title: UNCLE JED'S BARBERSHOP

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: James Ransome

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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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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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 QuiltLet My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award; and My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey and Satchel Paige, both written by his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome. 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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