|Format:||Print Book 2000|
|Availability:||Available at 17 Libraries 19 of 20 copies|
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.
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.
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Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Henry Holt,2000
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2001
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm