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Schomburg : the man who built a library

Title
Schomburg : the man who built a library / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
Author
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
Publication
  • Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
  • ©2017

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Description
37 pages : color illustrations; 31 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Picture books for children.
  • Illustrated children's books.
  • Picture books.
  • Biographies.
  • Biography.
  • Juvenile works.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (page [43]).
Awards (note)
  • School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
Call Number
Sc+ G 17-131
ISBN
  • 9780763680466
  • 076368046X
LCCN
2017953748
OCLC
1003192774
Author
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.
Title
Schomburg : the man who built a library / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
Publisher
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Copyright Date
©2017
Edition
First edition.
Reinforced trade edition.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page [43]).
Summary
Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.
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.
Local Note
Schomburg copy with dust jacket.
Awards
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
Local Subject
Black author.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Added Author
Velasquez, Eric, illustrator.
Schomburg Children's Collection.
Research Call Number
Sc+ G 17-131
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