Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

h1 November 2nd, 2017 by jules

“When it’s your turn in the chair, you stand at attention and forget about
who you were when you walked through that door.”

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I’m following up my Kirkus Q&A last week with the author and illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books/Bolden/Agate Publishing, October 2017), Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James, with some spreads from the book today.



“There’s a dude to the left of you with a faux-hawk, deep part, skin fade.
He looks presidential. …”

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“… It’s how your mother looks at you before she calls you beautiful. …”
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CROWN: AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT. Text copyright © 2017 by Derrick Barnes. Illustrations © 2017 by Gordon C. James. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Denene Millner Books / Bolden, an imprint of Agate Publishing, Chicago.

One comment to “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

  1. Gorgeous!

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