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Cover of J. D. and the Great Barber
A review of J. D. and the Great Barber Battle by J. Dillard, illustrated by Akeem Roberts

J.D. is this librarian’s new hero. The night before his first day of 3rd grade, his wonderful, well meaning mom gives him a terrible haircut. Facing ridicule and embarrassment at school J.D.  takes the clippers into his own hands, practicing on his little brother and then giving himself his own perfect fade. An artist and comic book lover, he is soon transforming the trims of his entire peewee football team, and drawing some unwanted attention from the local barber who is losing business. But J.D. won’t give up his budding business without a fight. Let the great Barber Battle begin! Unbelievable? Maybe... but I with J.D.'s spirit, amazing cast of friends and super supportive family, kiddos will be inspired all the same to believe they can try something new with a little gumption and creativity. This is the first book of a Trio of J.D. Kid Barber.

Jan 14, 2022