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Uptown

by Collier, Bryan,

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 19 of 20 copies
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Summary

Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier discovers the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of a little boy

" Uptown . . .
Harlem, New York.
Chicken and waffles.
Jazz.
Home."

Uptown is a rich mix of flavors, colors, sounds, and cultures that come together to create a vibrant community like no other in the world. Seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there, the details of life in Harlem are as joyous as a game of basketball on a summer's afternoon and as personal as a trip to the barbershop where old-timers reminisce.

Bryan Collier's spare, poetic text and beautiful, intricate illustrations evoke every aspect of Harlem, from the legendary Apollo Theater to chocolate-colored brownstones, weekend shopping on 125th Street, and the music of Duke Ellington.

Uptown is the winner of the 2001 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-8. Like the Myers' Caldecott Honor Book Harlem (1997), Collier's Uptown depicts scenes of Harlem life in lavish collages: a row of brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, the Apollo Theater, a jazz club, a barber shop, and more. But this time the text is accessible to a younger audience, and the voice belongs to a young boy instead of a literary adult. Each page begins with an observation--for example, "Uptown is a caterpillar," --that is followed by a few lines expanding the idea--" Well, it's really the Metro-North train as it eases over the Harlem River." At times, the boy's voice is too sophisticated ("Uptown is a Van Der Zee photograph"), and there's little story, even though the book is classified as fiction. It's the artwork that takes center stage, the gorgeous, textured collages giving impressions of spaces and moments in the boy's neighborhood. Suggest this to elementary-school teachers in lower grades who are looking for new materials about place and home. --Gillian Engberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Collier's watercolor and collage artwork effectively blends a boy's idealism with the telling details of the city streets in this picture-book tour of Harlem," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2001
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780805073997
080507399X
9780805057218
0805057218
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