The Harlem Charade

Format Kindle
320 pages
0545783887
Natasha Tarpley
Format Kindle
Anglais

⛄ Free Format Kindle Read @The Harlem Charade ⛏ Ebook Author Natasha Tarpley ⛲ A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness Kirkus Reviews, starred review Tarpley creates a strong sense of Harlem s rich past and present, conveys the importance of art, and raises thoughtful questions about service and justice Publishers Weekly, starred review The Harlem Charade links a multifaceted cast of characters with some of Harlem s thorniest issues, and offers dreams, hope, and plenty of action in the process Few novels take on the real life neighborhood issues of gentrification, big money, and the destructive loss of old ways This book does, and in the process shines a light on the magical and complex history of Harlem and its many brilliant art forms Tarpley shares Harlem s past and present glory with grace and respect, and in the process offers inspiration to all who would love to see its unique beauty survive Blue Balliett, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer and Hold Fast Harlem itself tops the cast of unique and engaging characters that make The Harlem Charade a mystery that will have readers turning pages at lightning speed It kept me guessing until the final twist Gordon Korman, bestselling author of Swindle and SlackerWATCHER 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 sameIn 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. The Harlem Charade

The Harlem Charade