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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut | Derrick Barnes
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kallikramer
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This book is written as a poem following a boy and his haircut. This book won Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King author and illustrator awards, and Newbery Honor. I would read this story to my classroom, because it could be relatable to the students in my classroom and tells a great story about this young child's life.

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Jhill24

This story is really remarkable. It simply tells the importance of the barber shop that this young boy feels. It allows readers to gain a better understanding of why this is an important place for many young African American boys.

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Jhill24
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10/10. This book tells a beautiful story and provides readers with anew perspective, for many. The illustrations are unique and add to the underlying idea.

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Jhill24
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You‘ll smile a really big smile

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delaneylabelle23

“it‘s amazing what a tight fade,high/low/bald does for your confidence”

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delaneylabelle23

This book had amazing illustrations. I also loved the way the book was funny and serious at the same time. I know how important a fade can be and this book showed it. I also think it is important to know about other peoples cultures and the way they get their hair done when they go to the barber shop.

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delaneylabelle23
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I loved this book so much! It was silly and made me laugh! I sent this book to my boyfriend and told him he had to read because I know how much he loves his face!

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Cgulan

You‘re a star. A brilliant, blazing star.

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Cgulan

A good book to read with spare time in schedule. Light hearted and will make the children feel good about themselves.

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Cgulan
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The Caldecott honor book, Crown an ode to the fresh cut was published in 2017. This book was a very lighthearted read. It made you smile and understand the feeling of getting a new haircut. It made you feel like no matter what‘s going on if you feel like you look good you will start to feel good about yourself.

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Emitalski

“Being viewed in your mother‘s eyes as someone that matters— now that‘s beautiful”.

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Emitalski

This books illustrations are amazing and it really captures the eye and how one small activity for others may truly mean the world to someone else!

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Emitalski
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James is a 2018 published Caldecott medal winner. It depicts the self confidence that young black males receive after they go to the barber shop. It shows how black males want to be perceived once they are through with “the shop” and how their self-esteem is much higher when they feel and look good.

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kierstenkaplan
Mehso-so

This book is an informational fiction book. It was published in 2017 and won the Caldecott award for 2018. It was a very inspriational read but I feel as if the words used and the examples would be really hard for children, especially younger to grasp. It had some really good points in it though!

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kierstenkaplan

This book would be great if children are not getting along or are down on themselves and others to show that things happen but life is a beautiful thing.

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kierstenkaplan

“It was worth it. It always is.”

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Mboyd28

“They‘re going to have to wear shades when they look up to catch your shine.”

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Mboyd28

This book is a fun story about how you might feel when you get your haircut and how you will be perceived afterwards.

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Mboyd28
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut received a Newbery Honor and a Caldecott Honor while both the author and illustrator received Corrtta Scott King awards. The book is a fun description of a boys experience at a barbershop. The imagery used in the book made you feel like you were there and also gave me the urge to go get my haircut😂

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KamrynWaites

“It‘s how your mother looks at you before she calls you beautiful”

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KamrynWaites

The analogies that the child used to describe the moment of a fresh cut and how it made him feel allowed me to relate to him.

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KamrynWaites
Mehso-so

This book received a Caldecott award and was published in 2018. The book is full of realistic paintings of people in the black community. This story teaches about the black culture of going to the barber shop and the power this experience can give a person. After reading this book I feel like getting a fresh cut myself and enjoying the self-confidence that comes with it.

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TabathaA
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This P, award-winning (Newberry Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Author & Illustrator Honor, Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and MANY MORE) book has so many messages to share. From the importance of self-confidence, to how your mindset can influence everything, to cultural awareness, to appreciation, this book speaks to a young boy's experience in a barbershop taking him from a blank canvas to pure royalty.

TabathaA Best presented as a RA focusing on UDL 7.2 (optimize relevance, value, and authenticity), and EL 11 (place language in meaningful context) to speak to the important messages, and guide students with unfamiliar vocabulary.
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TabathaA Join Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) as he gives an animated and excited reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yCg2PdeEA. Author‘s website with additional award-winning books: https://derrickdbarnes.com/. Have students write an ode about something: https://www.readingisresistance.com/post/crown-an-ode-to-the-fresh-cut #UCFLAE3414SP21 2y
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BeaG
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This took me back to the days when I would take my son to the barbershop. LOL I loved the illustrations in the book.

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PaperbackPirate
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1. Kadir Nelson illustrated The Undefeated which won a Caldecott Medal in 2020.
2. Monday-Friday, I teach first grade 🍎
3. Crown makes me wish I was going to the barbershop to get a hair cut.
Thank you for the #sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz !

ozma.of.oz Kadir Nelson is an amazing choice! I love his Miles Morales piece. Thank you for sharing! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I LOVED the painted illustrations! This is a great confidence-boosting look at the experience and culture surrounding the barber shop, a cornerstone of community. This captures the pride in feeling good about yourself and seeing the care others put into their appearances too. And always tip the barber. #bbrc #atoz:c

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megnews
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THIS BOOK. Teachers, get this one on your shelves!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#BBRC #A2Z
#BlackLivesMatter
Book 127 7.3.20

Sarahreadstoomuch I have this one in my stack right now! 3y
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ stacked 3y
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victoriamaria
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This P book won Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction. Crown can be used as a mentor text for poetry writing RA. Students can use text to inspire them to create their own ode to something personal and brainstorm fun adjectives to use. theclassroombookshelf.com/2018/02/crown-an-ode-to-the-fresh-cut/ ELL may need extra support with this assignment. Provide print out of their items and you can model the use of adjectives. UDL7.1, ESOL 29

DrSpalding Excellent award winner to choose! 3y
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taylorscalfaro
Mehso-so

This book won several awards, including the Caldecott Honor award for its unique images that bring the text to life and have children thinking about what makes them feel like they can do anything. Also, rhythmic writing is unique to what children are used to so it will show them how to think outside of the box.

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taylorscalfaro

I would use this in my future classroom because the images and text are so unique and it would be a good example of a different way to write books.

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taylorscalfaro

“You came in as a lump of clay, a blank canvas, a slab of marble. But when my man is done with you, they'll want to post you up in a museum. That's my word“

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agreco1925

“You came in as a lump of clay, a blank canvas, a slab of marble. But when my man is done with you, they'll want to post you up in a museum. That's my word“

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agreco1925

I would use this in my classroom to teach my class how to be positive about themselves.

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agreco1925
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This award winner is a very uplifting read for children. The use of illustrations with great detail helps to extend the text and keep the reader engaged.

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kgarzon
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#UCFLAE3414F19

(Author: Derrick Barnes; Illustrator: Gordon C. James)

This RF would be an engaging RA where you can captivate students with the vivid descriptions of the pure wonder and excitement the main character experiences as he gets a fresh cut, while showcasing award-winning artwork. It really highlights the increased self-esteem and confidence boost that comes from being able to present your best self.

kgarzon Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Author/Illustrator Honor, Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award/Illustrator Honor.

http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/crown.html
This link includes activities about celebrating diversity and culture, as well as an interactive writing activity about self-confidence.
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kgarzon EL Strategy 23: Structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed. (There‘s a lot of modern phrases and slang that may confuse some EL students).

UDL Principle 7.2: Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity.
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haleyklein I‘ve never heard of this before so thank you for sharing! Also thanks for the link!! 3y
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CPettersen The artwork for this book looks really pretty and makes me feel want to read it! Definitely adding this to my stack 3y
YvetteE The cover alone makes me want to read the story! We need more books about celebrating our differences. 3y
DrSpalding Many of your peers have used this website. I truly like the idea of connecting this book with writing and self-confidence. Excellent job highlighting English learner and universal design principles. 3y
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Juliafass

“You came in as a lump of clay, a blank canvas, a slab of marble. But when my man is done with you, they'll want to post you up in a museum. That's my word“

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Juliafass

The illustrations in this are absolutely stunning. They just bring such as sense of vibrancy and joy to the book I really enjoyed paying attention and looking closer at the detail.

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Juliafass
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Newbery honor book, Caldecott honor book,A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book,An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book, AND A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book. The illustrations are stunning they look like paintings and the story line is empowering for young Black boys. A definite must read in any classroom or just in general.

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JulietReads
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I want to work for this tech company that manufactures cool. 😎❄

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JoScho
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I finally got my hands on this book and it is just as beautiful as I hoped it would be.

Blaire Ooh, I‘m going to pick this one up go read with my son. 3y
JoScho @Blaire it is so cute! I read it to my 7th and 8th graders and even they enjoyed it 🖤 3y
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DawnS
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This RF book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, and the Newberry! It is a fantastic and fun book that I think many young children could relate to. The story is of a young boys visit to the barber and the fresh cut he gets that takes him from a piece of marble to royalty! I love the confidence this story pushes out and think it would make a fun RA or a great addition to a classroom library for IR. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/crown.html has topics to speak about with students and ideas on using this book for activities (I like the idea of creating books about something that makes them feel confident) it would align with ESOL strategy 3 encouraging self talk and UDL 7.2 optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity. 4y
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BeverlyMel
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Crown is a RF story about the experiences for African American boys and their trips to the barbershop. I LOVED this story if not simply for the cultural representation but a story that many young african american boys can relate to. It is a multi-award winner (as it should be) with one of those awards being the Corretta Scott King Award. Great S, RA and even LC book. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS This looks very interesting and I think students feelings represented (mirrors) is a very important. I think that representation could also relate to UDL 7.2 of optimizing relevance and authenticity. 4y
DrSpalding Being able to relate is so important! Obviously this award winner is an opportunity for students to see themselves in a book! What resource could you add? 4y
DrSpalding EL? 4y
BeverlyMel https://www.comprehensionconnection.net/2018/10/teaching-context-clues-with-crow.... There were so many resources on this page i decided to drop the entire page link as opposed to one. There is a read aloud as well as the link to download an “expanding vocabulary” set to the story. Students will be able to decode the vocab used in the story (UDL 2.3) and work in group settings in order to provide opportunities for think, pair, share (EL 10) 4y
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Makenziebrumfield

“The whole school will be seasick from the rows and rows of ripples. You‘ll have more waves on your head than the Atlantic Ocean. (Shout out to my do-rag and patience.)”

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Makenziebrumfield

A funny book that also includes diversity aspects. I like how this book shows appreciation for African Americans.

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Makenziebrumfield
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Genre: Historical Fiction
This book is about an African American boy who gets his hair cut, which makes him feel like “royalty”. I liked this book because although it is funny and imaginative, it also makes a statement about African Americans and how something as simple as a hair cut makes them feel “like royalty”.

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jessicabaksh
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How impactful can a fresh haircut really make a person feel? In this RF picture book by Derrick Barnes, Crown: an ode to the fresh cut reaches out to its young male members of the African American community through hyperboles to help them with their self-esteem. I believe this book is best as a RA; every student in your classroom will benefit from the positivity and confidence boosting nature of this book. #LAE3414sp19

jessicabaksh The author Derrick Barnes has a website and through his website teachers can schedule for him to come to the classroom and present his works and dives deeper into the meaning behind them. https://derrickdbarnes.com/ill-come-to-you/ 4y
jessicabaksh This book coincides with the UDL principle 9.3: develop self-assessment and reflections 4y
DrSpalding Great book selection! He does author visits! Make sure to align EL as you did UDL.❤️📚 4y
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 3 works well with Crown because this book encourages self confidence and having a positive outlook on yourself 4y
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Librarianaut
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Guess who will be my Author-in-Residence this year?!?!?! So excited to invite Derrick Barnes to my school. I know my students are in for a great experience.

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KBuchana
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Beautiful illustrations, important positive message. This was excellent!

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GatheringBooks
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Congratulations @readinginthedark for your 50k Litfluence - that deserves the fresh crown on your head indeed and loads of congratulations 🍾🎉🎊🎈 these are my #TBRForTheWin choices - my TBR exploded after reading Literary Witches.

readinginthedark Nice! I was just checking out that Jamaica Kincaid one on Goodreads! 5y
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