Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library
Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library
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Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Eric Velasquez
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9 - 12
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48
Page count
94
Words per page
1100L
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Sep 1, 2017
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780763680466
    Publication Date
    September 1, 2017
    Publisher
    Candlewick Press
    Page Count
    48
    Words Per Page
    94.14583333333333
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    1100L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Z
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    193117
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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