Hot Comb

Hot Comb

Graphic Novel - 2019
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"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."--
Publisher: Montréal, Québec :, Drawn & Quarterly,, 2019.
ISBN: 9781770463486
1770463488
Branch Call Number: GN FLOW
Characteristics: 1 volume.

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The story "Hot Comb" is nominated in the Best Short Story category and the entire collection is nominated for Best Publication for Teens


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