The Resource Hot comb, Ebony Flowers

Hot comb, Ebony Flowers

Label
Hot comb
Title
Hot comb
Statement of responsibility
Ebony Flowers
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flowers, Ebony,
Dewey number
305.48/896
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.F5869
LC item number
H68 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers, Ebony
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • Hairdressing of Blacks
  • Hairdressing of Blacks
  • Hair
  • Beauty, Personal
Label
Hot comb, Ebony Flowers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot comb
  • Lady on the train
  • Big Ma
  • Fieldwork follies
  • My lil siser Lena
  • Spaniard
  • Sisters & daughters
  • Last Angolan Saturday
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781770463486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • on1053581791
  • (OCoLC)1053581791
  • 2759360
Label
Hot comb, Ebony Flowers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot comb
  • Lady on the train
  • Big Ma
  • Fieldwork follies
  • My lil siser Lena
  • Spaniard
  • Sisters & daughters
  • Last Angolan Saturday
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781770463486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • on1053581791
  • (OCoLC)1053581791
  • 2759360

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