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 My block looks like
 Author: Harper, Janelle

 Publisher:  Viking (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 420652 ISBN: 9780593526309
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Neighborhoods -- Fiction
 Community life -- Fiction
 Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

A lyrical picture book that recognizes the beauty of the bodegas, subways, and playgrounds that characterize everyday life in the Bronx and pays homage to the ways that its residents have shaped pop culture through music, visual art, and dance.

 Illustrator: Morrison, Frank

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/15/23)
   School Library Journal (00/01/24)
   Booklist (01/01/24)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/03/24)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2024 K-Gr 3—A proud celebration of the streets of the Bronx and the people who live there. The main character, a brown-skinned girl with dark hair, dances and leaps through the streets calling out the things she loves about her neighborhood. Using the refrain "My block looks like," she highlights the sounds, the sights, and the energy of her streets. Morrison paints vibrant spreads with details of the buildings, people, graffiti, and spirit of the Bronx. The poetic text reads like a song and makes for a perfect read-aloud story. While many readers might not be familiar with the streets depicted in the book, they can compare their own neighborhoods and find what they have in common as well as what makes their streets unique. VERDICT A positive and uplifting book that can be appreciated by all readers, no matter where they live.—Heidi Dechief - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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