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Sugar Hill

Written By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated By: R. Gregory Christie


Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood

Summary: Rhyming text celebrates the Harlem neighborhood that successful African Americans first called home during the 1920s. Includes brief biographies of jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis; artists Aaron Douglas and Faith Ringgold; entertainers Lena Horne and the Nicholas Brothers; writer Zora Neale Hurston; civil rights leader W. E. B. DuBois; and lawyer Thurgood Marshall.

Rating: 3 ***

Rhyming book about the Harlem Renaissance. Many of the references are not explained until the glossary in the end.

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