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The King of Kindergarten


Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great firs day of kindergarten.


Derrick D. Barnes

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Chicago Public Library

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Derrick Barnes wrote the critically acclaimed picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut , which received a Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Award. He also wrote the bestselling chapter book series Ruby and the Booker Boys. He owns the copy-writing company Say Word Creative Communications and created the popular blog Raising the Mighty, where he "chronicles the experience of bringing up four beautiful Black boys in America." He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and their four sons.


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