2004

Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance

By Laban Carrick Hill

Current Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Deb Caletti for Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
  • Laban Carrick Hill for Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance
  •  Shelia P. Moses for The Legend of Buddy Bush
  • Julie Anne Peters for Luna

YPL Winner That Year: Pete Hautman for Godless

Judges That Year: James Haskins, Marie G. Lee, Phoebe Stone, Neil Waldman

The Year in Literature: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson won the Printz Award.

More Information: 

  • Hill spent nearly a decade doing research for Harlem Stomp!
  • Hill was a Young People’s Literature Judge in 2010, the year that Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine won the Award.

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