In the segregated South of the 1920s Uncle Jed was the only black barber in a county of sharecroppers. He always dreamed of owning his own barbershop but his generous heart and some bad luck during the Depression forced him to defer that dream for years. Finally on his 79th birthday Uncle Jed opened the doors of his new shop. (distributor)
Margaree King Mitchell (Author)
James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
An ALA Notable Children’s Book. Ages 4-7. 40 pages
Reading level 4.5