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The Resource Hot comb, Ebony Flowers

Hot comb, Ebony Flowers

Label
Hot comb
Title
Hot comb
Statement of responsibility
Ebony Flowers
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. "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
Storyline
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
  • Ignatz Awards, Outstanding Graphic Novel, 2020.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2020.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10779654
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flowers, Ebony
Dewey number
  • 305.48/896
  • 741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers, Ebony
  • Hairdressing of Blacks
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • Hair
  • Beauty, Personal
  • African Americans
  • Salons
  • Beauty shops
Target audience
adult
Label
Hot comb, Ebony Flowers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot comb
  • Lady on the train
  • Big Ma
  • Fieldwork follies
  • My lil siser Lena
  • Spaniard
  • Sisters & daughters
  • Last Angolan Saturday
Control code
000065443044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781770463486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053581791
Label
Hot comb, Ebony Flowers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot comb
  • Lady on the train
  • Big Ma
  • Fieldwork follies
  • My lil siser Lena
  • Spaniard
  • Sisters & daughters
  • Last Angolan Saturday
Control code
000065443044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781770463486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053581791

Library Locations

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