Harlem Bible-In The Beginning
Grant Harper Reid, author
The Authorship of Harlem Bible We shadow the author as he sponges all things black Americana. We root for him as the Harlem nightlife grabs molds, swallows and kicks him in his ass while forcing him into young adulthood. Young Grant integrates two school systems. The author becomes one of the first black kids bussed from Harlem to a predominantly white public school. Grant then desegregates a second time becoming part of Teaneck’s racially mixed 6th grade school experimentation class. The integration occurs as the author’s family experiences the white flight in their suburban Teaneck neighborhood. Book lovers will clamor for more as they read the author’s inimitable black ordeals. He specifies his relations with his family, celebrities, hoodlums, ministers and a potpourri of notables. The bonus indulgence arrives whenever the Grant poetically romances and articulates his affection (and sometimes displeasure) for those that he interrelated with during the unfolding of his yesterday. Grant’s first book was described as venturing, “Into the beating heart of the Harlem Renaissance which taps into an important cultural movement.” In Harlem Bible, the author aims his arrows with a book that’s unequivocally alive. The author weaves us through his distant past with flashbacks and timelines which are erected with enchanted and real historical references. Harlem Bible comes to life by fetching up writer’s impeccable memories of yesteryear. It’s the autobiographer’s accurate map and a slice of Harlem’s glorious and authentic past. The book follows the author in Harlem in a world full of upwardly mobile African-Americans during the 1950-60s. The author travels in a world surrounded by jazz, rock, rhythm & blues and sweet soul music. The readers roll with Grant at original uptown hang-outs, riots, romance, civil rights, the underworld and the innocence of a young black boy trying to get a fair and equal education.