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Book
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2017.
©2017
Description:
297 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem, and when Elvin's grandfather is attacked they band together to find out who is responsible--and the search leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune, and into conflict with an ambitious politician who wants to turn Harlem into an historic amusement park.
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LCCN:
2016040577
ISBN:
0545783879
9780545783873
Other Number:
952547615
System Availability:
4
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
1263561
Call Number:
J TARPLEY
Course Reserves:
0
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4
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Summary
<p>Chasing Vermeer comes to Harlem in this clever mystery about art, artifice, and the power of community.</p> <p>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 fortuneone 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.</p>
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