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Here in Harlem : poems in many voices

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Dean Myers
ISBN: 0823418537 9780823418534
OCLC Number: 904555829
Description: viii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Clara Brown's testimony, part I --
Mali Evans, 12, student --
Macon R. Allen, 38, deacon --
Henry Johnson, 39, mail carrier --
Willie Arnold, 30, alto sax player --
Terry Smith, 24, unemployed --
Clara Brown's testimony, part II --
Christopher Lomax, 60, retired --
Junice Lomax, 23, unemployed --
Hosea Liburd, 25, laborer --
William Riley Pitts, 42, jazz artist --
J. Milton Brooks, 41, undertaker --
John Reese, 70, ballplayer, janitor --
Eleanor Hayden, 51, nanny --
Tom Fisher, 38, blues singer, livery cabbie --
Dennis Chapman, 40, laborer --
C. C. Castell, 49, on disability --
Reuben Mills, 34, artist --
Jimmy Wall, 14, boy evangelist --
John Lee Graham, 49, street historian --
Willie Schockley, 23, street vendor, guitar player --
Etta Peabody, 60, insurance adjuster --
Delia Pierce, 32, hairdresser --
Clara Brown's testimony, part III --
Lois Smith, 12, student --
Jesse Craig, 38, salesman --
Richmond Leake, 53, newsstand dealer --
Helen Sweetland, 27, party girl --
Joshua De Grosse, 19, student, City College --
Betty Pointing, 64, clerk --
Jonathan Smalls, 29, urban planner --
Adam Crooms, 24, furniture mover --
Clara Brown's testimony, part IV --
Malcolm Jones, 16, student --
Gerry Jones, 14, student --
Mary Ann Robinson, 30, nurse, Harlem Hospital --
Ann Carter, 32/Benjamin Bailey, 32, switchboard operator/building maintenance --
Ernest Scott, 26, poet --
Caroline Fleming, 42, live-in maid --
Effie Black, 58, church organist --
Marcia Williams, 17, high school senior --
Harland Keith, 33, reporter --
Lawrence Hamm, 19, student athlete --
Sam DuPree, 28, hustler --
Clara Brown's testimony, part V --
Didi Taylor, 14, student --
Dana Greene, 18, education major, City College --
Bill Cash, 30, boxer --
William Dandridge, 67, mechanic --
Charles Biner, 57, composer, X-ray technician --
John Brambles, 55, numbers runner --
Homer Grimes, 83, blind veteran --
Frank Griffin, 82, veteran --
Lemuel Burr, 81, veteran --
Clara Brown's testimony, part VI --
Lydia Cruz, 15, student --
Kevin Broderick, 20, pre-law, City College --
Earl Prentiss, 39, motorman --
Clara Brown, 87 retired --
Some people, places, and terms
Responsibility: written by Walter Dean Myers.
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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.

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