Bryan Collier (A and ILT)
List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Fiction / Reflecting the Culture / Harlem - 2004)
Description: 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 afternoon and as personal as a trip to the barbershop where old-timers reminisce.
Bryan Collier 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. (32 pages) Ages 4-8
Ashay says, "Well again, I am a Bryan Collier fan and I just love how he mixes colors, textures and attitude and feeling. And the expression on the face of the boy on the fron cover, I know I have seen this adoring little face so many times. Just a wonderful story and inspiring art. Must have for the classroom and library."
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces