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Hot Comb

Flowers, Ebony. Book - 2019 Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony, Adult Graphic Novel 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony, Adult Graphic Novel
On Shelf At: Pittsfield Branch, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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Pittsfield Adult Books Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony Pittsfield Branch On Shelf
Traverwood Adult Books Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony Traverwood Branch On Shelf
Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony Westgate Branch On Shelf
Downtown 1st Floor Adult Graphic Novel Downtown Library Due 11-19-2020
Downtown 1st Floor Adult Graphic Novel Downtown Library Due 11-07-2020
Malletts Adult Books Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony Malletts Creek Branch Due 11-09-2020
Malletts Adult Books Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Flowers, Ebony Malletts Creek Branch Due 11-20-2020

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"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."-- Provided by publisher.

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