Saturday at The New You

By Center for Children's Books

(The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books) Barber makes readers feel as if they have really spent the day with Shauna and Momma, and she makes a day spent working hard at a beauty parlor seem very appealing. Particularly touching is the end, when Shauna, who is both real and likable, brushes her exhausted mom’s hair. Rich’s paintings are just right, matching the warm story with warm, soft colors, and the depiction of the African American cast has an expansive spirit.