November 15, 2011
The Beard Makes the Man
by Patricia Rusch Hyatt
illustrated by Kathryn Brown
Joseph Palmer dared to grow a beard. And not just any beard! It flowed down from his chin to his knee and stretched from elbow to elbow. The townspeople were shocked. When Beard Palmer’s neighbours tried to shave him, he fought back. When Palmer refused to pay the fine, he was sentenced to a year in jail! A letter writing campaign earned his release, but he was then expected to pay the jailer for his keep. Outraged, Beard Palmer refused to leave!
An entertaining story about injustice and human rights.
Here's Beard Palmer with his family: