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.
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