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Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ACE

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MYE

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: When autumn arrives on 141st Street, the Vanderbeekers are busy helping Mr. Beiderman get ready for the New York City Marathon and making sure the mysterious person sleeping in the community garden gets enough to eat. But when they discover the true identity of the person making a home in the community garden's shed, their world turns upside down as they learn what it means to care for someone...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GLA

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GLA

Harvey, Jeanne Walker.

Summary: In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: JE CD Fiction Harvey 2012

Cassara, Joseph

Summary: 1980, New York City. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Daley, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAL

Hill, Donna (Donna O.)

Summary: Follows the 1964 Civil Rights-era relationship between a passive-resistance protaegae of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a Harlem black culture supporter of Malcolm X.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sideways Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HIL

Sapphire

Summary: A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SAP

Glaser, Karina Yan

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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Watson, Renée

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Amara visits her father's family in Harlem for her twelfth birthday, hoping to better understand her family and herself, but New York City is not what she expected.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WAT

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WAT

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WAT

Overstreet, Jason

Summary: For college graduate Sidney Temple, the Roaring Twenties bring opportunities even members of his accomplished black bourgeois family couldn’t have imagined. His impulsive marriage to independent artist Loretta is a happiness he never thought he’d find. And when he’s tapped by J. Edgar Hoover to be the FBI’s first African-American agent, he sees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Overstreet 2016

Moore, David Barclay

Summary: Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MOO

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: "When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbors, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem--in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate developer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GLA

Godin, Thelma Lynne.

Summary: Kameeka yearns to continue her hula hooping competition with her rival, Jamara, rather than help prepare for Miz Adeline's birthday party, and "the itch" almost ruins the party before the girls learn who the real winner is.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GOD

Eulberg, Elizabeth

Summary: Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes and eleven-year-old John Watson team up again, this time to investigate the new science teacher at the Harlem Academy of the Arts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC EUL

Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Tempest Landry, a quick-witted African American resident of Harlem, NY, is walking home when a case of mistaken identity leads to his being shot by police. He finds himself standing in line at the gates of heaven waiting to talk to Saint Peter, who reviews his past transgressions and finds him wanting. Tempest is denied entry into heaven and ordered to hell. Believing his "sins" justified and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Classic Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Eulberg, Elizabeth

Summary: Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Eulberg 2016

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: The Vanderbeeker children, ages six to thirteen, race to help save their mother's baking business from closure after it fails an inspection.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GLA

Sapphire

Summary: A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1996

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAP

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Mye

Deaver, Jeffery.

Summary: Lincoln Rhyme is trying to outguess Thompson Boyd who has become a killing machine. He is hunting a high school girl from Harlem. Why? Does it have something to do with the term paper she is writing on an ancestor. What secrets lie in the history of her former slave ancester and what does Boyd have to do with it?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS DEA

Diaz, Natasha ( Natasha E.)

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz is torn between two worlds, passing for white while living in Harlem, being called Jewish while attending her mother's Baptist church, and experiencing first love while watching her parents' marriage crumble.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DIA

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