Crowned One of the Best Books of the Year

Sound the trumpets—Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James, is one of 2017’s best books of the year!


Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017

Publishers Weekly Best Books 2017

NPR’s Book Concierge Best Books of 2017

Horn Book Magazine Fanfare 2017

Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017

Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017

Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2017

Boston Globe Best Children’s Books of 2017

News & Observer Best Children’s Books of 2017

Multnomah County Library Best Books of 2017

Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks Blog Favorite 25 Picture Books of 2017

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Books of 2017

Denver Public Library Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2017

Los Angeles Times’ Rebecca Carrol’s Top Two Picks of 2017

Mommy Shorts Top 20 Picture Books of 2017

Mr. Shu Reads Top 20 Books of 2017

Curbed 17 Best Kids’ Books about Design and Cities from 2017

Thank you to everyone who read and loved Crown as much as we did this year!

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