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Schomburg : the man who built a library

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First edition.; Reinforced trade 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 works
Biography
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
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
ISBN: 9780763680466 076368046X
OCLC Number: 1015296881
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.
Description: 45 unnumbered 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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