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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

by Walter Dean Myers

Holiday House 2004

Ages: 10 and Up

Topic: Great Reads for Teenagers and Young Adults

In this breathtaking book, each resident in Harlem "speaks" in his unique voice telling the story, a memory or recollection in free verse form or blues format. Period black and white photographs from Mr. Myers' own collection add much to this personal portrait and together they etch a lasting impression on the reader.

Mr. Myers is one of the best writers for teenagers and my own sons were deeply moved by his book about the Vietnam war called Fallen Angels.