Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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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.
 

About Margaree King Mitchell

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Margaree King Mitchell was born and raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi and now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, Kevin, and their eight-year-old son, Nelson. She has written stories and plays and is a member of the Little Rock School District Biracial Committee and a librarian at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. This is her first children's book. James E. Ransome's highly acclaimed illustrations for Let My People Go won the NAACP Image Award. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell, Deborah Hopkinson's Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, and Satchel Paige, written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at his Web site: www.jamesransome.com.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There were separate public rest rooms, separate water fountains, separate schools.

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At age 79, Uncle Jed, after a lifetime of obstacles (including segregation and the Great Depression), finally realizes his dream of owning a barbershop.

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