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J.D. and the Family Business: J.D. the Kid Barber, Book 2

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Kid barber and his sister team up on covert video project.

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In this engaging story with emotional depth, kids' dreams of greatness are balanced with recognizing the role that hard work, careful planning, and community support have in giving those dreams a chance. J.D. and the Family Business is so fun to read, with realistic dialogue and situations, especially dealing with creating online content. The relationship between J.D. and his mom and grandparents is realistic, and is filled with great conversations and examples of communication. The adults have high expectations about behavior, chores, and studying over summer, as well as an unwavering support of the kids' dreams. The focus on Black hairstyles and community is a lovely connection for young Black readers. The expressive illustrations reflect a range of emotions and are particularly great at showing the joy in kids' faces when they're doing something they love.

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