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Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

ISBN-10: 076368046X
ISBN-13: 9780763680466
Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Illustrated by: Velasquez, Eric
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: September 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 48


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: 1100L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

African American historians; Biography; Juvenile literature

African American historians; Biography; Juvenile literature

African American historians; Biography; Juvenile literature

Description
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. 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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