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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.

Synopsis:

Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there.

"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.

About the Author

Bryan Collier began painting at the age of fifteen and earned a B.F.A. with honors from the Pratt Institute in New York. Mr. Collier lives in Harlem, where he directs mural programs throughout the city for any child who wants to paint. This is the first picture book he has both written and illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805057218
Author:
Collier, Bryan
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Community & Neighborhood
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Social Issues - Community & Neighborhood
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
564
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.97 x 7.97 x 0.11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805057218 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there.

"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.

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