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Walking Through Harlem by Alicia Kennedy is a vibrant tale that immerses readers in the heartbeat of one of America’s most iconic periods. Narrated by Renaissance, a curious little girl, the story sweeps readers through the bustling streets of Harlem as the soulful sounds of jazz and the electric energy of artistic innovation run rampant. From the mesmerizing performances of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to the powerful words of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, this book paints a vivid portrait of a community pulsating with creativity and resilience.


Amid the celebration, Walking Through Harlem also details the era’s harsh realities of segregation and discrimination. Yet, Harlem emerged as a place where Black excellence thrived against all odds. With its captivating illustrations and engaging prose, this book offers a compelling glimpse into the rich tapestry of Black history, inviting readers to discover the legacy of Harlem's cultural renaissance.

Walking Through Harlem

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