Author: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator: Christopher Myers
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 1997
Awards: Caldecott Award Honor
Genre: Picture Book
Audience: Gr. 3+

Overview: As the title shows, this book is primarily a tribute to Harlem. Walter Dean Myers and his son, Christopher, combined to make a very excellent book. With an absolutely touching poem, to a sort of jazz rhythm.

Activity: Have children pick an inspiring or important verse of the poem to discuss. They should record why this specific section was chosen and how it strengthened/weakened or generally affected the overall mood of the story.

Reviewed by: Andrew Generazio