Uncle Jed's Barber Shop
Margaree King Mitchell (A) and James E. Ransome (ILT)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Family / Barbershop Story - 1993)
Description: Sarah Jean Uncle Jed was the only black barber in the county. He had a kind heart and a warm smile. Living in the segregated South of the 1920, 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 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 richly colored paintings brimming with life, this is a stirring story of dreams long deferred and finally realized. (40 pgs) Ages 3-8Ashay says, "This Coretta Scott King award winning book is a must have for all libraries. It a great story and a classic in African American Children literature. Gotta have it for the library and classroom."