Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Thu, 19 May, 2022

What is it like for a young man to get a haircut? He feels fresh, ready to take on the world. He sees himself in a mirror and approves of what he sees. The book focuses on black boys and men at all stages in life and how great they feel once they have that distinguished haircut!! As stated by Derrick Barnes in “A Note from the Author,” “this book focuses on the beautiful, raw, smart, perceptive, assured humanity of black boys / sons / brothers / nephews / grandsons and how they see themselves when they highly approve of their reflection in the mirror.”