ISBN-10: 080507399X
ISBN-13: 9780805073997
Author: Collier, Bryan
Illustrated by: Collier, Bryan
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publication Date: January 2004

Copyright: 2000

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: N
Lexile: AD620L
Accelerated Reader Level: 2.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

African Americans; Fiction

African Americans; Fiction

African Americans; Fiction

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. Jazz. Home." 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's afternoon and as personal as a trip to the barbershop where old-timers reminisce. Bryan Collier's 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. Uptown is the winner of the 2001 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.