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Hot comb

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Graphic fiction ; First edition.

"Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story "Hot Comb" is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming "too white" in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In "Virgin Hair" taunts of "tender-headed" sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."--

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at OWWL.

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Lima Public Library YA GRAPHIC FLO (Text)
Teen Graphic Books
52139309240185
Available
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Macedon Public Library GRAPHIC FLO (Text)
Graphic Books
52121300727592
Checked out
08/02/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Red Jacket Community Library YA GRAPHIC FLO (Text)
Teen Graphic Books
RJP1002768
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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