Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood

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Albert Whitman & Company
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8.3 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of several acclaimed poetry collections and poetic biographies, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award. She lives in High Point, North Carolina. R. Gregory Christie has illustrated over forty books and is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP's Image Award in Illustration. His books include Bad News for Outlaws and Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.


CCBC Choices 2015
Best History/Non-fiction Picture Book of 2014, The Huffington Post
2015 Jefferson Cup Overfloweth
2016 Arnold Adoff Early Readers Poetry Award, Honor Book

"With spare text and minimalist illustrations, Weatherford and Christie pay fine tribue to the tradition of artistic expression that bloomed during the Harlem Renaissance. Each page turn reveals a luminary of the scene with just a single line of text that gracefully sums up his or her contribution."--Booklist

"Christie's handsome paintings of Harlem's Sugar Hill neighborhood bring warmth to Weatherford's catalogue of the African-American artists who lived there in the 1920s and '30s...This portrait of a community of color that cherished its artists will inspire readers."--Publishers Weekly

STARRED REVIEW! "Weatherford's poetic, swinging textual rhythms meet Christie's artistic razzmatazz to create one hot picture book...A fine tribute to the local color of Sugar Hill, who have made America a better and more interesting country for almost a century."--Kirkus Reviews starred review

"Weatherford's words celebrate the people and neighborhood where black culture blossomed in the '20s and '30s...Christie's signature paintings--bold and simple--capture the excitement and energy of the place and time."--School Library Journal

"It's a joyous celebration of community and a poetic tribute to one of this country's most exciting cultural movements."--BookPage

"The paintings and Weatherford's poetry give a strong sense of vibrant simultaneous action, and neither slides into nostalgia."--The Horn Book