Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Libraryby Carole Boston Weatherford illustrated by Eric Velasquez
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- Grades: 3 - 6
- Ages: 8 - 12
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This Afro-Puerto Rican collector made it his lifelong mission to document the richness of African American art and culture.
Artful Biography Written in Verse, Luminous Illustrations, Inspiring Real-Life Hero, Celebrating (and Protecting) African American Culture, Future Book Collectors
Topics and Themes:
Arturo Schomburg, Harlem Renaissance, New York Public Library, Books, Letters, Other Literary Collectibles, African American Studies
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- Paquete bilingüe Schomburg (Schomburg Bilingual Pack)
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 a collection that became the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.