Uptown Harlem


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Uptown Harlem

  1. 1. Celebrating Black History Month<br />Uptownby Mrs. Lebovic & Mrs. Campbell’sFirst Grade Class<br />
  2. 2. 1. Bryan Collier is an African-American author and artist. He has been living in Harlem since 1985.<br />Ellie<br />
  3. 3. 2. Mr. Collier is the author and illustrator of the book Uptown. This book has won the Coretta Scott King and Ezra Jack Keats awards.<br />Heath<br />
  4. 4. 3. This book gives us a tour of Harlem through the eyes of a young boy.<br />Gibraan<br />
  5. 5. 4. The story begins: Uptown is a caterpillar. Well, it’s really the Metro-North train as it eases over the Harlem River.<br />Audrey<br />
  6. 6. 5. Uptown is chicken and waffles served around the clock. At first it seems like a weird combination, but it works.<br />Bennett<br />
  7. 7. 6. Uptown is a row of brownstones. I like the way they come together when you look at them down the block. They look like they are made of chocolate.<br />Maddie<br />
  8. 8. 7. Uptown is weekend shopping on 125th Street. The vibe is always jumping as people bounce to their own rhythms.<br />Eden<br />
  9. 9. 8. Uptown is a stage. The Apollo Theater has showcased the greatest entertainers in the world. I hope we can get good seats.<br />Charlie<br />
  10. 10. 9. Uptown is jazz. My grandfather says, “Jazz and Harlem are a perfect match—just like chicken and waffles.”<br />Jordyn<br />
  11. 11. 10. Uptown is a barbershop. It’s a place where last night’s ball game can be more important than what style haircut you want.<br />Ben<br />
  12. 12. 11. Uptown is a Van Der Zee photograph. I saw a picture from before my dad was even born—a picture of my grandparents’ wedding day!<br />Nolen<br />
  13. 13. 12. Uptown is summer basketball at the Ruckers. Anyone can rise up and be a superstar for a day.<br />Tanner<br />
  14. 14. 13. Uptown is canvas awnings on the windows to block the sun. It’s like the buildings are all dressed up.<br />Brantley<br />
  15. 15. 14. Uptown is little sisters. They are on their way to church in matching yellow dresses.<br />Camryn<br />
  16. 16. 15. Uptown is the orange sunset over the Hudson River. That means it’s time for the streetlights to come on and for me to get home and get changed.<br />Brianna<br />
  17. 17. 16. Uptown is a song sung by the Boys Choir of Harlem. Each note floats through the air and lands like a butterfly.<br />Zoe<br />
  18. 18. 17. Uptown is Harlem. Harlem world, my world. Uptown is home.<br />Johnny<br />
  19. 19. 18. During the 1930’s, much of Harlem fell apart due to the depression. <br />Andrew<br />
  20. 20. 19. After many years, Harlem is enjoying another rebirth. It is called “a neighborhood on the rise.”<br />Daniel<br />
  21. 21. 20. While many African Americans still live in Harlem, many different kinds of people are moving there today.<br />Olivia<br />
  22. 22. 21. The author of Uptown, Bryan Collier, still lives in Harlem. He likes to go into schools and talk to children about books and art.<br />Patrick <br />
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