Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
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Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Carole Boston Weatherford (A) Eric Velasquez (ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Black Library Pioneer and Historian - 2017) 

In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

Description: 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. (48 pgs) Ages 9 -12

Grade Level: 4 - 7
Lexile Measure: 1100L 
ISBN-13: 978-0763680466
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.5 x 12.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds 
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