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Bippity Bop Barbershop

Written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley & illustrated by E.B. Lewis
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In this companion book to the bestselling I Love My Hair, a young boy, Miles, makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father. Like most little boys, he is afraid of the sharp scissors, the buzzing razor, and the prospect of picking a new hairstyle. But with the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits through his first haircut. Written in a reassuring tone with a jazzy beat and illustrated with graceful, realistic watercolors, this book captures an important rite of passage for boys and celebrates African-American identity.

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Who Wrote Bippity Bop Barbershop

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards.

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Who Illustrated Bippity Bop Barbershop

E.B. Lewis

E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at

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Natasha Anastasia Tarpley's Book Dedication

For my brother, Omar, one of the bravest men I know

E.B. Lewis's Book Dedication

To my friend Wadud Ahmad

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 2009
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The text was set in Leawood, and the display type is Barmeno
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The illustrations for this book were done in watercolor on Arches 300 pound paper
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