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Coretta Scott King Medal for Illustrators
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080505721832 Pages, Ages 4-8
Barnes & Noble
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.
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.
Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, Coretta Scott King Medal for Illustrators, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award, Parenting Magazine, Reading Magic