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Tarpley, Natasha.
Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2002
IL K-3
ISBN 0316522848
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Jazz music, loud voices and laughter blend with the buzz of the clippers and the soft whisper of scissors skimming loose hairs from a freshly cut head. “First hair cut”, one of the men asks.  Miles wonders if  the clippers hurt? What if the barber cuts my ear? Why does everyone keep saying ‘Be Brave’?  This warm, reassuring story with its rich, lively watercolors beautifully depict the special first hair cut ritual between father and son. (Gwendolyn M. Davis, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Barbershops -- Fiction.
                        Haircutting -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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