Harlem Bookshelf celebrates filmmaker and author Greg Takoudes and the release of his debut novel "When We Wuz Famous" (Henry Holt) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2013 at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem. 

DJ Lady DM will spin. "When We Wuz Famous" is a young adult novel that tells the tale of a star Spanish Harlem student who gets a scholarship to prep school only to find that leaving the city doesn’t mean he leaves his problems behind.

The event will be held at Shrine, located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., between 134th and 133rd streets. Visit the Harlem Bookshelf blog for more information.