Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library
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 is now the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Age Range: 9-12 years. Grade Level: 4-7. Written by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Paperback; 44 pages.
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