Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood

By WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

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ISBN
9780807576502
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 2–4—This lyrical tribute to the New York City historic district so central to the Harlem Renaissance pays homage to such notable African Americans as Faith Ringgold, W. E. B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, and Miles Davis. "Sugar Hill, Sugar Hill where life is sweet/And the "A" train stops for the black elite.…Where Duke and Count plunk out new tunes/and Zora spins stories by the moon...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2014

"Sugar Hill, Sugar Hill where life is sweet" repeats throughout this rhymed tribute to Harlem's storied neighborhood, the home of many well-to-do African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Although we are told about the "doctors and lawyers [who] live next door / to the owners of a corner store," most of the book focuses on some of Sugar Hill's most famous residents, particularly those who li...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

"Sugar Hill, Sugar Hill where life is sweet" repeats throughout this rhymed tribute to Harlem's storied neighborhood, home of many well-to...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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