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By Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa; Illustrated by Myers, Christopher
From his mothers apartment, to the streets full of familiar and not-so-familiar faces, sounds, rhythms and smells, to the art studio where he goes each day after school to transform his everyday world on an epic scale, the author takes readers on a journey through the sights and ...sounds of his neighborhood.Read more
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Edited by Brown, Jessica Bell; Dennis, Ryan N.; Contributions by Laymon, Kiese; Lynne, Jessica; Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa
Contemporary artists and writers reflect on the Great Migration and the ways that it continues to inform the Black experience in America
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By Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa
An impressionistic oral history of Harlem that seeks to capture its essential spirit at a time when it is changing fast, from a stylish and perceptive young American star in the making.
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For a century Harlem has been celebrated as the capital of black America, a thriving center of cultural achievement and political action. At a crucial moment in Harlem's history, as gentrification encroaches, Rhodes-Pitts untangles the myth and meaning of Harlem's legacy. A final...ist for the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.Read more
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