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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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. 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library FLOWERS (Ebony) (Text) 37814003390086 ADULT GRAPHIC - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/16/2021 Available -
Christmas Valley Branch Library FIC GR-FLOWERS (Text) 37620000961187 New Adult Book System_Only_3months 03/18/2021 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library GN 741.5 FLO (Text) 33892006081823 Graphic Novel Book Branch_Only_3months 11/14/2019 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library GN 741.5 FLO (Text) 33892006113519 Graphic Novel Book Branch_Only_3months 09/18/2019 Available -
OTLD Irrigon Branch 741.5 FLO (Text) 37818000343030 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/10/2019 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library 741.5 FLOW (Text) 33892005842944 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 07/09/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770463486
  • ISBN: 1770463488
  • Physical Description: 180 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Hot comb -- Lady on the train -- Big Ma -- Fieldwork follies -- My lil siser Lena -- Spaniard -- Sisters & daughters -- Last Angolan Saturday.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Flowers, Ebony > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women, Black > Social life and customs > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women, Black > Race identity > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hairdressing of Blacks > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hairdressing of Blacks > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hair > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Beauty, Personal > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

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