Walter Dean Myers and
What it's about
picture book for older children is a celebration of the city of Harlem.
Rhythmic, jazzy text conveys the city's history--full of determination
and pride but also racism and hurt. Vibrant collage and gouache
illustrations accompany the text.
tolerance/non-discrimination or African American cultural identity. If
you are going on a trip to NYC, this is a great pre-visit
book is heavy on imagery and subtle cultural references, so it
best for older children.
Level: Grade 6 + DRA Level: 40
Difficulty Level: age
9-12 Lexile Measure:
Award Book --1998
Average Amazon Rating: (11
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