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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for Little Kids, July 2 2001
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Ann Azuma (Kobe, Hyogo-ken Japan) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Harlem (Hardcover)
As a book for four to eight year olds, I give it a three. As an adult, I give it five stars for an average rating of four. If you`ve never been to Harlem, or even New York, never met an American of African descent, if you`re too young to have heard of the likes of the Cotton Club, the Apollo, people like Sugar Ray, Langston Hughes, Lady Day, or even Malcolm X, your mama has a heck of alot of explaining to do: too much for the brief span of attention only just long enough to look at the pictures and feel the music of the poem. In terms of just words, I suppose this fits in the 4-8 reading level. However, as a work, this is more likely to be understood and therefore appreciated by older people. My kids, five, and seven, were completely mystified by the poem, although they loved the beautiful compositions that make you wish you could touch them. Having lived in Washington Heights, I can explain some basic things to them, but not enough. The ability to understand and appreciate this book is beyond their capacity at this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tremendous poem from a tremendous writer!, March 17 2001
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This review is from: Harlem (Hardcover)
Walter Dean Myers is certainly better-known for his chapter books for children than for poetry. That being said, "Harlem" offers an insight into the place as well as the man. African-American culture has long had a close relationship with poetry and Myers cements that friendship. Kudos for a job well-done!
For teachers, this is a must-read during African-American History Month in February (as well as any other time of the year).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book about Harlem!!!!!!, Sept. 10 1999
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This review is from: Harlem (Hardcover)
I thought this book was great! It's a book that anyone can read. This book not only has beautiful pictures, but seems to teach you a little about Harlem. I think this book should be read by all ages, because it is FANTASTIC!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book is for adults., June 16 1999
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This review is from: Harlem (Hardcover)
This book is for adults, not children. There is so much deep meaning in this book. Just because it is a picuture book does not mean that it is for children. I believe that adults will get much more out of it.
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Harlem by Walter Dean Myers (Hardcover - March 1 1997)
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