The Harlem Charade

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Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780545783880

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About the Author

Natasha Tarpley is the author of the bestselling picture book I Love My Hair! and other acclaimed titles for children and adults. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, among other awards. When she is not writing books, Ms. Tarpley can usually be found reading them. She has also taken up the cruel and unusual hobby of running marathons. Ms. Tarpley is the cofounder of Voonderbar! Media, a multicultural children's book publishing and media company. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Reviews


* A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* Tarpley creates a strong sense of Harlem's rich past and present, conveys the importance of art, and raises thoughtful questions about service and justice. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Harlem Charade links a multifaceted cast of characters with some of Harlem's thorniest issues, and offers dreams, hope, and plenty of action in the process. Few novels take on the real-life neighborhood issues of gentrification, big money, and the destructive loss of old ways. This book does, and in the process shines a light on the magical and complex history of Harlem and its many brilliant art forms. Tarpley shares Harlem's past and present glory with grace and respect, and in the process offers inspiration to all who would love to see its unique beauty survive. -- Blue Balliett, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer and Hold Fast
Harlem itself tops the cast of unique and engaging characters that make The Harlem Charade a mystery that will have readers turning pages at lightning speed. It kept me guessing until the final twist! -- Gordon Korman, bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker