Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

Illustrated by James E. Ransome
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About The Book

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 1993)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671769697
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
  • ILA Children's Book Award Honor

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