Author: Margaree King Mitchell
Publisher and Date: Simon and Schuster, 1993
Curriculum Developer: Maranda Anderson
Summary: Sara Jean's Uncle Jed dreamed of opening up his own barbershop. He faced several difficulties along his way. His biggest challenge was being a black man living in the south in the twenties. He encountered segregation, the Depression, and family responsibilities, but eventually with hard work and determination Uncle Jed's dream came true.
Social Studies Relevance: This book would fit with the study of segregation, the Depression, and achieving goals. It discusses community involvement and the importance of families.
Grade Level Focus: 4th - 5th grade
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