Annal: 2001 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Results of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards in the year 2001.

Book:Uptown

Uptown

Bryan Collier

"Uptown . . . Harlem, New York. Chicken and waffles. Jazz. Home."

Uptown is a rich mix of flavors, colors, sounds, and cultures that come together to create a vibrant community like no other in the world. Seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there, the details of life in Harlem are as joyous as a game of basketball on a summer's afternoon and as personal as a trip to the barbershop where old-timers reminisce.

Bryan Collier's spare, poetic text and beautiful, intricate illustrations evoke every aspect of Harlem, from the legendary Apollo Theater to chocolate-colored brownstones, weekend shopping on 125th Street, and the music of Duke Ellington.

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