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. 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. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through these stories, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking.

(Publisher Description)

Hot Comb
By Ebony Flowers
ISBN: 9781770463486
Drawn and Quarterly, 2019
NFNT Age Recommdnation: Older Teen (16-18)

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Hot Comb

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