“I have been in love with words my whole life,” says author Derrick Barnes. “This is my calling.” His most recent book, “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” has won honors from Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and more.
“I have been in love with words my whole life,” says author Derrick Barnes. “This is my calling.” His most recent book, “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” has won honors from Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and more. Victoria Blackshear/Agate
“I have been in love with words my whole life,” says author Derrick Barnes. “This is my calling.” His most recent book, “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” has won honors from Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and more. Victoria Blackshear/Agate

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