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Schomburg : the man who built a library

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford; Eric Velasquez
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked. Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile fiction
Paper case bindings
Illustrated case bindings
Book jackets
Illustrated works
Picture books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Illustrations
Biography
Named Person: Arthur Alfonso Schomburg; Arthur Alfonso Schomburg; Arthur Alfonso Schomburg
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Boston Weatherford; Eric Velasquez
ISBN: 9780763680466 076368046X
OCLC Number: 1003192774
Awards: School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
Carter G. Woodson Book Award, Middle Level Honoree, 2018
The Walter Award, Younger Readers Category, 2018
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.
Description: 37 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Responsibility: Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

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Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked. Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2020-09-15) Excellent Permalink

This is a remarkable, accessible book. This biography is a perfect introduction to early 20th century history for students of science, art, and culture.

With so much ignorance and ugliness skulking around as truth today it is refreshing and beautiful to read about a brave man who fought stupidity...
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