Derrick Barnes
Derrick Barnes's smooth, fresh words and Gordon C. James's lush, vibrant illustrations capture the confidence, pride, and magic black and brown boys feel the moment they get a new haircut and admire their own beautiful reflections in the mirror.


Reviewed: 2020-01-06
Vibrant language, uses African American vernacular effectively, culturally relevant and modern book. Poetic writing uses lots of figurative language and sensory details. It features Rich realistic painted illustrations.
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