Janna and the Kings by Patricia Smith

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Janna loves the Saturday visits that she and her grandfather make to the local barbershop where she becomes a princess, but after he dies, Janna feels as though her world has changed.

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PATRICIA SMITH was inspired to write JANNA AND THE KINGS by childhood memories of Saturdays spent at the barbershop with her father. Smith is an award-winning journalist, playwright, and performer, and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam. She also authored the companion book to the critically acclaimed PBS documentary "Africans in America." Smith lives in Tarrytown, New York. This is her first picture book. AARON BOYD is a full-time illustrator with a fine arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. His first picture book, BABU'S SONG, was published by LEE & LOW BOOKS. Boyd has also illustrated numerous stories for children's magazines and educational publishers, among them LEE & LOW's Bebop Books imprint. Boyd and his wife live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Published September 1, 2003 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Janna’s favorite day is Saturday when her grandfather picks her up and takes her for a walk down Madison Street.

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Smith's debut children's book tenderly portrays a girl's loving relationship with her grandfather.

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