The Harlem charade

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WATCHER. SHADOW. FUGITIVE. Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at a time, but can't tell anyone who she really is. Elvin's living on Harlem's cold, lonely streets, surviving on his own after his grandfather was mysteriously attacked. When these three strangers join forces to find out what happened to Elvin's grandfather, their digging leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune-one that might save the neighborhood from development by an ambitious politician who wants to turn it into Harlem World, a ludicrous historic theme park. But if they don't find the paintings soon, nothing in their beloved neighborhood will ever be the same . . . In this remarkable tale of daring and danger, debut novelist Natasha Tarpley explores the way a community defines itself, the power of art to show truth, and what it really means to be home.
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-22 22:45:37PM
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subject_facet African American artists -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Community development -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Community life -- New York (State) -- Harlem -- Fiction, Community life -- New York (State) -- Harlem -- Juvenile fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Mystery fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Political participation -- Fiction, Political participation -- Juvenile fiction, Studio Museum in Harlem -- Fiction, Studio Museum in Harlem -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The Harlem charade
title_full The Harlem Charade, The Harlem charade / Natasha Tarpley, The Harlem charade / by Natasha Tarpley
title_short The Harlem charade
topic_facet African American artists, African Americans, Community development, Community life, Juvenile Fiction, Mystery, Mystery and detective stories, Political participation