Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

by Walter Dean Myers

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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices by Walter Dean Myers

Acclaimed writer Walter Dean Myers celebrates the people of Harlem with these powerful and soulful first-person poems in the voices of the residents who make up the legendary neighborhood: basketball players, teachers, mail carriers, jazz artists, maids, veterans, nannies, students, and more. Exhilarating and electric, these poems capture the energy and resilience of a neighborhood and a people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823422128
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 12/05/2008
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 347,635
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers (1937 - 2014) was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was one of the premier authors of books for children, and received numerous awards including the Michael L. Printz award and the Coretta Scott King Award.

Table of Contents

Introductionviii
Part IClara Brown's Testimony1
Student2
Deacon5
Mail Carrier6
Alto Sax Player8
Unemployed10
Part IIClara Brown's Testimony11
Retired12
Unemployed13
Laborer14
Jazz Artist16
Undertaker18
Ballplayer, Janitor19
Nanny20
Blues Singer, Livery Cabbie22
Laborer23
On Disability26
Artist27
Boy Evangelist29
Street Historian30
Street Vendor, Guitar Player31
Insurance Adjuster33
Hairdresser34
Part IIIClara Brown's Testimony37
Student38
Salesman39
Newsstand Dealer40
Party Girl43
Student, City College45
Clerk47
Urban Planner48
Furniture Mover50
Part IVClara Brown's Testimony53
Student54
Student55
Nurse, Harlem Hospital56
Switchboard Operator/Building Maintenance57
Poet58
Live-in Maid59
Church Organist60
High School Senior61
Reporter62
Student Athlete63
Hustler64
Part VClara Brown's Testimony67
Student68
Education Major, City College69
Boxer70
Mechanic71
Composer, X-Ray Technician72
Numbers Runner73
Blind Veteran75
Veteran76
Veteran77
Part VIClara Brown's Testimony81
Student82
Pre-Law, City College84
Motorman85
Retired87
Some people, places, and terms...88

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