Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

Illustrated by James E. Ransome
Available on or around June 28, 2011

About The Book

As the only black barber in a county of sharecroppers during the 1920s, Uncle Jed traveled for miles to tend to his customers. Saving his money to build his very own barbershop was a dream that had to be postponed because of his generous heart and the Depression.

Then one glorious day, on his 79th birthday, Uncle Jed finally opened the doors of his new shop. Full color.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442443648
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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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