Harlem: The Vision of Morgan and Marvin Smith, by Morgan and John Smith

Why?

"They captured everyday lives of everyday people such as pullman porters, subway conductors and telegram messengers, and well as the iconic figures of the day--Maya Angelou, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and more--whose creativity and talents had worldwide influence. But it is their photos of Harlem's children caught in moments of unfettered joy, that are my favorite images in the book."
- Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor-in-Chief