Derrick Barnes, a graduate of Jackson State University, is the author of eight books, including the popular series Ruby and the Booker Boys. He also wrote bestselling copy for Hallmark as the first African American male staff writer for the company. He lives with his wife and four sons in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Illustrated by Gordon C. James
Read by Adam Lazarre-White
The fresh cut. That's where it all begins.
A Caldecott Honor Book; A Newbery Honor Book; A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book; A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book - Awards
Released December 18, 2018