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Harlem Summer

Walter Dean Myers

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Description:

Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters, writers, and musicians. It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-yr-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his parents to get a job. As an assistant at The Crisis, a magazine for the "new Negro," Mark rubs shoulders with Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. He's invited to a party at Alfred Knopf's place. He's making money, but not enough, and when piano player Fats Waller entices him and his buddies to make some fast cash, Mark finds himself crossing the gangster Dutch Schultz.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brandon Gill

Length:

3h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:18