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Jazz Moon

Jazz Moon

Author(s): Joe Okonkwo

Location(s): Harlem, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

In a lyrical, captivating debut set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance and glittering Jazz Age Paris, Joe Okonkwo creates an evocative story of emotional and artistic awakening. On a sweltering summer night in 1925, beauties in beaded...

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The Book Itch

The Book Itch

Author(s): Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Location(s): Harlem

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): 20th Century

In the 1930s, Lewis’s dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore. And as far...

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The House of Impossible Beauties

The House of Impossible Beauties

Author(s): Joseph Cassara

Location(s): Harlem

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

A gritty and gorgeous debut inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the...

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