by Walter Dean MyersRebecca Weimert
Here in Harlem is a collection of poems by Walter Dean Myers. The author wrote the poems from different perspectives of people he remembered growing up in Harlem. Each poem has a person’s name, age, and occupation. The time period of the poems begin around 1930s with the mention of swing clubs and blues music. Other poems are from the eyes of children and seniors. Most of the poems mention the struggles of African Americans during this time.
I came across this book while researching young adult poetry. However, after reading it, I am not sure why it is young adult. Some poems contain words that young adults and even adults should not use. It is a good book for a reader who wants to understand history from an African American point of view. The struggles were real, but some adults probably would not understand some of the metaphors. I honestly did not understand some myself.
|Title||Here in Harlem|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Author||Walter Dean Myers|
|File size||3.7 Mb|
|Book rating||4.62 (146 votes)