J.D. and the Hair Show Showdown (J.D. the Kid Barber #3)

by J Dillard (Author) Akeem S Roberts (Illustrator)

J.D. and the Hair Show Showdown (J.D. the Kid Barber #3)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Eight-year-old kid barber J.D. takes his talent to an Atlanta hair show in this illustrated chapter-book series.

At only eight years old, J.D. the Kid Barber has already won a barber battle and appeared on local TV. Now he's the youngest barber to be invited to the Beauty Brothers Hair Expo in Atlanta! J.D. gets the VIP treatment--he takes his first flight, rides in a limo for the first time, and gets gifts from the show's sponsors. At the show, there are hair classes to take, product samples to try, and some of J.D.'s favorite hair influencers to meet. And, of course, there's his own demo alongside kid hairstylist, Isabel Is Incredible. But what J.D. is most excited about is snapping a pic with eleven-year-old rap sensation Li'l Eazy Breezy, which is harder than it sounds! The world of hair and beauty is so much bigger than J.D. could've imagined, and he's ready to step up his game. 

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Praise for J.D. and the Great Barber Battle

★A surefire win of a read expressly made for young Black boys to cherish.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Dillard has a sharp ear for dialogue, and J.D.'s conversational narration paired with the story's gentle humor and perfectly placed pop culture references will ensure a wide appeal. Akeem S. Roberts' cartoon-style illustrations of J.D. and his friends are packed with personality and make this a great choice for readers transitioning into chapter books. The first book in a planned series, J.D. and the Great Barber Battle feels like a winner."

The African American cultural references and community values will resonate with readers of all ages, while the joyful, wholesome story will give them something to look forward to in subsequent entries.
—The Horn Book
J Dillard
J. Dillard es un barbero experto ¡que comenzó a cortarse el pelo cuando tenía diez años! Después de muchas pruebas y adversidades, empezó a cortar pelo profesionalmente en 1999 y se convirtió en el dueño de una barbería mientras estudiaba en la Universidad Tuskegee en Alabama. Hoy día, vive en Atlanta y viaja por Estados Unidos durante todo el año como barbero personal. J.D. el niño barbero es su serie de libros infantiles, e incluye: J.D. y la gran batalla de barberos, J.D. y el negocio familiar y J.D. en la expo de estilistas.

Akeem S. Roberts es un ilustrador radicado en Brooklyn. Trabaja como animador para Holler Studios y contribuye regularmente con dibujos animados a la revista The New Yorker. Es un graduado de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur. Cuando Akeem no está trabajando, le gusta comer (¿a quién no?), tomar café y dibujar cómics sobre su vida cotidiana.
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
November 20, 2021
J.D. the Kid Barber
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV006000 - Juvenile Fiction | Business, Careers, Occupations
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