The Harlem Charade by Natasha TarpleyThe Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley

The Harlem Charade

byNatasha Tarpley

Hardcover | January 31, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.76 online 
$22.99 list price save 18%
Earn 94 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Chasing Vermeer comes to Harlem in this clever mystery about art, artifice, and the power of community.

WATCHER. SHADOW. FUGITIVE. Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at a time, but can't tell anyone who she really is. Elvin's living on Harlem's cold, lonely streets, surviving on his own after his grandfather was mysteriously attacked. When these three strangers join forces to find out what happened to Elvin's grandfather, their digging leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortuneone that might save the neighborhood from development by an ambitious politician who wants to turn it into Harlem World, a ludicrous historic theme park. But if they don't find the paintings soon, nothing in their beloved neighborhood will ever be the same . . . In this remarkable tale of daring and danger, debut novelist Natasha Tarpley explores the way a community defines itself, the power of art to show truth, and what it really means to be home.

Natasha Tarpley is the author of the best-selling picture book I Love My Hair! as well as other acclaimed titles for children and adults. A former reporter for Fortune magazine, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Ms. Tarpley is the founder of Voonderbar! Productions, LLC, a ...
Title:The Harlem CharadeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.56 × 5.85 × 1.08 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545783879

ISBN - 13:9780545783873


Editorial Reviews

Praise for I Love My Hair!:

"A very special book about self-acceptance." -School Library Journal

"[A] celebration of African American identity." -Booklist