The Fresh Cut is a 2018 Newbery Honor Book. It is a picture book, with vivid illustrations in bold colors that feel joyful; the visual focus of the illustrations is faces and individuals. The prose is lyrical and reads more like poetry, perfectly catching the cadence of the character’s voice so the words are more heard than read. Be sure to read the author’s note and then go back and read the book again for a full appreciation of the work. (As a picture book with only 32 pages, this is completely doable.) With an empowering message, readers will be left feeling like they, too, can do anything.
Sex/Nudity: Character thinks the girls at school will be impressed by his new haircut.
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