Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

Illustrated by James E. Ransome
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About The Book

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 The Illustrator
Photograph courtesy of author

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriett received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s BarbershopSweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. Some of their titles include Game Changers: The Story of Venus Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews; My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442443648
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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Awards and Honors
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
  • ILA Children's Book Award Honor
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