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Schomburg: El hombre que creó una biblioteca

By Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Now in a Spanish-language edition! “A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African Americans and books about them.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro–Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk’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. 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. In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.

  • More than a biography of Arturo Schomburg, first curator of the New York Public Library's black history and culture collection, this is also a collective biography of notable people of African descent, from Phillis Wheatley and Beethoven to Schomburg's contemporaries Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey.
  • A masterful work of African American scholarship from two giants in the field, Coretta Scott King Honoree Carole Boston Weatherford and Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award Winner Eric Velasquez, who were nominated for an NAACP Image Award for a previous collaboration.
  • Another biography in poems from the author of the multiple award-winning Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.

ISBN: 9781536208986
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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