Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices (Paperback/2 CD Set)

Walter Dean Myers

Published by Live Oak Media
ISBN 10: 1430108401 / ISBN 13: 9781430108405
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Synopsis: These fifty-four poems, all in different voices but written by one hand, do sing. They make a joyful noise as the author honors the people-the nurses, students, soldiers, and ministers-of his beloved hometown, Harlem. Worship with Deacon Allen, who loves "a shouting church," and study with Lois Smith, who wants "a school named after me." Don't get taken by Sweet Sam DuPree, who "conned a shark right outta his fin." And never turn your back on Delia Pierce, who claims she "ain't the kind to talk behind nobody's back" while doing precisely that-with panache. Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters's classic Spoon River Anthology, Walter Dean Myers celebrates the voices and aspirations of the residents of another American town, one that lies between two rivers on the north side of an island called Manhattan.

About the Author: Walter Dean Myers is a celebrated poet and novelist for young readers. His books have received two Newbery Honors, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and an Honor, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the first Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults. He lives with his wife in New Jersey.
Christopher Myers is a writer and fine artist, but he is best known for his award-winning picture books, such as the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honor book Harlem, written by his father, and his own Black Cat, which also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Title: Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices (...
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Binding: Paperback
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