2018 Caldecott Honor Book, Newbery Honor Book AND Coretta Scott King Honor Book!
The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother’s hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices.
A fresh cut makes boys fly.
This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber’s chair—a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That’s where it all begins.
I have created 22 book extension activities to go along with this title.
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections (Writing Activity)
Making Connections (Drawing Activity)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Options)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions Answer Key
Compare and Contrast (You and Main Character)
Looking Closely at the Main Character
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
What do you think? Writing Activity
Describing A Fresh Cut
Barber Shop Observations
Crown 3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Be A Barber
Cover Art- Design a New Cover For the book
Book Review (2 Options