Schomburg : the man who built a library

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Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition., Reinforced trade edition.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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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Includes bibliographical references.
Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.
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Weatherford, C. B. (2017). Schomburg: the man who built a library. First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

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Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-. 2017. Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

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Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-, Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2017.

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Weatherford, Carole Boston. Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2017. Print.

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