A Virtual Little Library for Staying Connected—III. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

January 2021
Taucia González & Hunter Brown

Curated by Dr. Taucia González and Hunter Brown, this Equity Spotlight Vodcast Series is a collection of picture books read aloud by community members, chosen specifically to show the diversity of our schools and communities. These read-alouds are a way for us all to stay connected while also supporting our children while they are unable to attend school.

This story is a celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger Black 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.

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