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The Resource Schomburg : the man who built a library, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Schomburg : the man who built a library, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Label
Schomburg : the man who built a library
Title
Schomburg
Title remainder
the man who built a library
Statement of responsibility
Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Illustration
Award
  • Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577918
Cataloging source
CGL
Dewey number
  • 002.075
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 9-12
LC call number
E185.97.S36
LC item number
W43 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1100
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
then man who built a library
Label
Schomburg : the man who built a library, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5880737
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • Reinforced trade edition.
Extent
45 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780763680466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1003192774
  • (OCoLC)1003192774
Label
Schomburg : the man who built a library, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5880737
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • Reinforced trade edition.
Extent
45 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780763680466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1003192774
  • (OCoLC)1003192774

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