Uptown

Bryan Collier

Henry Holt and Co.

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Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there.

"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.

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Bryan Collier

Bryan Collier began painting at the age of fifteen and earned a B.F.A. with honors from the Pratt Institute in New York. Mr. Collier lives in Harlem, where he directs mural programs throughout the city for any child who wants to paint. This is the first picture book he has both written and illustrated.

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Uptown
Bryan Collier

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Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Coretta Scott King Medal, Illustrator, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award

Hardcover

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2000
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805057218
ISBN10: 0805057218
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD420L

$18.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
January 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805073997
ISBN10: 080507399X
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD420L

$8.99
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