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Author: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator: Christopher Myers
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication year: 1997
Brief Summary: From Scholastic-“Father and son celebrate a rich and vibrant neighborhood that has been a historic center of African-American culture in New York City. Walter Dean Myers gives poetry a jazz backbeat to tell Harlem’s story.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This book could be used in a variety of disciplines including history. As children are being taught about The Great Migration, or even in literature when studying Langston Hughes or Zora Neale Hurston, this book could be used in conjunction. Discussion questions could be made by the teachers and the librarians to help children better explore Myers poetry.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I loved the lyrical flow of Myers’s poetry flows incredibly with Christopher Myers’s vibrant illustrations.