on March 17, 2001
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).