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Glaser, Karina Yan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa's surprise fortieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GLA

Summary: Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. Inspired by a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie American 2009

Hill, Laban Carrick

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable figures of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.9 HIL

Worth, Richard

Summary: The Harlem Renaissance was like a magnificent fireworks display; it was colorful, brilliant, and in a few moments, it was over. This was the first time African Americans had led a cultural movement and the first time that white Americans had paid attention to their achievements. Through striking images and fascinating details, this book examines the origins of the Harlem Renaissance, especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing Group 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 974.7 WOR

Smith, Morgan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 974.71 SMI

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

León, Amyra

Summary: The author takes readers on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem. León explores love and loss, melody and bloodshed as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. She invites readers to dream with abandon-- because it is a privilege to dream at all. -- adapted from front flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 811 LEO

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

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Lux Lawson is on a spree. Ever since her dad left, she's been kicked out of every school that would take her, and this is her last chance: Harlem's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Johnson, Mat

Summary: "A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before. When a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s' New York, Harlem's cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 JOH

Whitehead, Colson

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked. To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his fac̜ade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger all...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2021

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Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Micah Dupree had always liked being the "good girl." She was happy painting, going to church, and acing her school projects. After all, she had a perfect...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Watson, Renée

2 holds 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 Fife Lake

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

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

Summary: Relates the story of the National Memorial African Bookstore, founded in Harlem by Louis Michaux in 1939, as seen from the perspective of Louis Michaux Jr., who met famous men like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X while helping there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NEL

Summary: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia. He comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD A

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD AME

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD AME RATED R

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bard 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 REN

Tarpley, Natasha

Summary: Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem, and when Elvin's grandfather is attacked they band together to find out who is responsible--and the search leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune, and into conflict with an ambitious politician who wants to turn Harlem into an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Attie, Alice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quantuck Lane Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 974.71 Att

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC Myers

Samuelsson, Marcus

Summary: When the James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, he envisioned more than a restaurant. It would be the heart of his neighborhood and a meet-and-greet for both the downtown and the uptown sets, serving Southern black and cross-cultural food. It would reflect Harlem's history. Ever since the 1930s, Harlem has been a magnet for more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 SAM

Baldwin, James

Contents: Pt. 1. Seventh day -- pt. 2. Prayers of the saints -- Florence's prayer -- Gabriel's prayer -- Elizabeth's prayer -- pt. 3. Threshing-floor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAL

Summary: In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes such as rape, torture, pedophilia, and child abuse are dealt with in New York City by a special unit of the police department known as the Special Victims Unit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV LAW

Summary: Doug fakes cardiac arrest at Carrie's work event to cover up his inability to remember her co-workers' names. Carrie scores box seats to a Mets game, only to have Doug strike out with her boss. When Doug's parents come to town, Arthur is more than happy to entertain Doug's bored mom. Arthur settles a decades-old vendetta against a game show, solves a crime of a missing wallet, and learns the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD KIN

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