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Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1991
  • Author Resources:
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Harlem: A Poem

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Darius & Twig

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Latino
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Jazmin's Notebook

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Handbook for Boys: A Novel

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Dope Sick

by Walter Dean Myers
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Looking Like Me

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Cruisers, The

by Walter Dean Myers

Book 1 of the Cruisers Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Dream Bearer, The

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Game

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Checkmate

by Walter Dean Myers

Book 2 of the Cruisers Series

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Book Itch, The: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Scorpions

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1988
  • Author Resources:
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Motown and Didi

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1987
  • Author Resources:
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Young Landlords, The

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1979
  • Author Resources:
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Uptown

by Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Harlem Summer

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Historical Fiction, Humor
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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145th Street: Short Stories

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, The

by Sonia Manzano
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Hula-Hoopin' Queen, The

by Thelma Lynne Godin and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1)
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Harlem Hellfighters

by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley
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Street Love

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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What They Found: Love on 145th Street

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Star Is Born, A

by Walter Dean Myers

Book 3 of the Cruisers Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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All the Right Stuff

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood

by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Music, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Mouse Rap, The

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1990
  • Author Resources:
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Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, The

by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Dave at Night

by Gail Carson Levine
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
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My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey

by Jeanne Walker Harvey and Elizabeth Zunon
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Harlem Renaissance Party

by Faith Ringgold
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Cassie's Word Quilt

by Faith Ringgold
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
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Great Shelby Holmes, The

by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Mystery
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Harlem Charade, The

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Mystery
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance

by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Art, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Jazz

by Toni Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
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Sweet Music in Harlem

by Debbie A. Taylor and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
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Nutcracker in Harlem, The

by T. McMorrow and James Ransome
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Song for Harlem, A

by Patricia C. McKissack and Gordon C. James
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Celeste's Harlem Renaissance

by Eleanora E. Tate
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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My Feet Are Laughing

by Lissette Norman and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2006
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Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match, The

by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Mystery
  • Year Published:
    2017
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Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case, The

by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Mystery, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
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Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood

by James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac
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Rucker Park Setup

by Paul Volponi
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Slam Dunk!

by Sharon Robinson
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Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Beardon

by Claire Hartfield and Jerome Lagarrigue
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Rite of Passage

by Richard Wright and David Diaz
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
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Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem

by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Christopher Myers
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Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, The

by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Author Resources:
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Irene and the Big, Fine Nickel

by Irene Smalls and Tyrone Geter
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1991
  • Author Resources:
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Harlem Hustle

by Janet McDonald
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Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston

by Mary E. Lyons
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Jazz Man, The

by Mary Hays Weik and Ann Grifalconi
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Kid, The

by Sapphire
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Riding on Duke's Train

by Mick Carlon
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Strivers Row

by Kevin Baker

Silent Witness in Harlem, A

by Eve Creary and Marianne O'Loughlin
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