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Dave At Night

author: Levine, Gail Carson
When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where he is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music- and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance.
FIC
year: 2001
copies: 29
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 490
subjects: orphans, jews, harlem renaissance, african americans [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

Harlem Stomp!

author: Hill, Laban Carrick
Offers a cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance, discussing how it sparked a period of intellectual, artistic, literary, and political blossoming for many African-Americans.
810.9
year: 2009
copies: 35
call number/section: 810.9
lexile: 1270
subjects: african americans [X], harlem renaissance, african american arts, harlem (new york, n.y.), new york (n.y.) [X]

Chains

author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
When her owner dies at the start of the Revolution, a greedy nephew keeps Isabel and her younger sister enslaved and sells them to Loyalists in New York, where she is offered the chance to spy for the Patriots.
FIC
year: 2010
copies: 225
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 780

The Harlem Jazz Era

author: Kallen, Stuart A.
A visitor's guide to the restaurants, theater, arts, dancing, and jazz music of Harlem, New York, toward the end of the period known as the Harlem Renaissance, when African American arts flourished.
974.7
year: 2004
copies: 8
call number/section: 974.7
lexile:
subjects: african americans [X], harlem renaissance, african american arts, harlem (new york, n.y.), new york (n.y.) [X]

The Harlem Renaissance

author: Koopmans, Andy
Presents a short study of the Renaissance Era in Harlem during the early twentieth century when African-American literature, art, and music crossed racial barriers and were accepted by white Americans.
974.7
year: 2006
copies: 10
call number/section: 974.7
lexile:
subjects: african americans [X], harlem renaissance, african american arts, harlem (new york, n.y.), new york (n.y.) [X]

Riot

author: Myers, Walter Dean
In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and an African father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against African-Americans and wealthy "swells" of New York City.
FIC
year: 2011
copies: 47
call number/section: FIC
lexile:

Pick-up Game

author: Aronson, Marc
A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.
FIC
year: 2012
copies: 33
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 720

Darius & Twig

author: Myers, Walter Dean
"Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"--Provided by publisher.
FIC
year: 2014
copies: 25
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 730

Bluish

author: Hamilton, Virginia
Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair.
FIC
year: 2005
copies: 15
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 460

Me And Momma And Big John

author: Rockliff, Mara
Little John is proud of his mother's work as a stonecutter for a cathedral called "Big John," but struggles to understand the importance of spending so much time on one stone that no one will know Momma cut.
FIC
year: 2012
copies: 3
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 660
subjects: stonecutters, mother-son relationship, cathedrals, building, african americans [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

The Brave

author: Lipsyte, Robert
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman.
FIC
year: 1993
copies: 28
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 650

Fast Talk On A Slow Track

author: Williams-garcia, Rita
African American honors student Denzel Watson spends his last summer before college selling candy door-to-door in New York, competing on many levels with the charismatic Mello, and discovering how to motivate and apply himself.
FIC
year: 1998
copies: 8
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 730
subjects: african americans [X], selling, self-perception, new york (n.y.) [X]

The Harlem Renaissance In American History

author: Gaines, Ann
Examines the Harlem Renaissance, discussing how the cultural movement produced some of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
974.7
year: 2002
copies: 9
call number/section: 974.7
lexile:
subjects: african americans [X], african american arts, harlem renaissance, harlem (new york, n.y.), new york (n.y.) [X]

Sky

author: Townley, Rod
In New York City in 1959, fifteen-year-old Alec Schuyler, at odds with his widowed father over his love of music, finds a mentor and friend in a blind, black jazz musician.
FIC
year: 2004
copies: 3
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 660
subjects: musicians, jazz, fathers and sons, high schools, african americans [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

If You Come Softly

author: Woodson, Jacqueline
After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with peoples' reactions.
FIC
year: 2010
copies: 68
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 570
subjects: interracial dating, african americans [X], family life, schools, new york (n.y.) [X], school stories, family

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