Uncle Jed's Barbershop

Uncle Jed's Barbershop

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 th...

Title:Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780689819131
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    Uncle Jed's Barbershop Reviews

  • Cheryl

    Read as a companion to the newer book, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. It does work that way, but more as a contrast than a direct comparison. This is narrated by Jed's great-niece, as a reflection of...

  • Akoss

    I loved how this story tugged at my heart and made me miss the world of Stella by Starlight and the adventures of the Gaither Sisters.I could feel the warmth, hope and perseverance infused in the stor...

  • Agata Wilusz

    A quick historical fiction read set in the 1920s. Uncle Jed's dream is to save enough money to open up a barbershop, however, different obstacles continue to get in his way. Through it all Uncle Jed t...

  • Valerie

    Summary/A Thoughtful Review:In the last line of Margaree King Mitchell’s text she writes: “He taught me to dream, too.” These few words summarize the story Mitchell has written that tells of the...

  • Andrea Jeter

    Text-to-world connection So many people had to work so hard and so long just to make a fair living back then and even now. The things I love about this book was Uncle Jed’s ambitious to never give u...

  • Syeda

    This is a very warm and uplifting picture book by Margaree King Mitchell. We see this story through the eye of a little girl, Sarah Jean, who tells the reader about her selfless relative, Uncle Jed, a...

  • Riley

    Winner of the Caldecott Award, this book was mentioned in the course textbook as an exceptional picture book that exhibits the exceptional qualities of historical fiction. In Uncle Jed's Barbershop, t...

  • Christina Starks

    Wow! What a very inspiring book! This book walks through the journey of a black barber named Uncle Jed. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl name Sarah Jean. Uncle Jed had a dream to ope...

  • Nicole

    Title: Uncle Jed's BarbershopAuthor:Margaree King MitchellPublisher and Year:Simon and Schuster, 1993Genre: Educational; fiction; historical fictionAges: 4-8Synopsis: The book follows the story of a l...

  • Linda Lipko

    A recipient of the Coretta Scott King honor award, this small, but mighty book is wonderful! Sarah Jean loves her Uncle Jed. Each week she is excited as he rides his horse to her house to cut her dadd...