Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

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By Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

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Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican man named Arturo Schomburg. His 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. When his collection became so large that it threatened to overflow his house, he turned to the New York Public Library.

In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s foremost African-American scholars track the journey of Arturo Schomburg and his quest to correct and expand the historical record for generations to come.

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Entre los eruditos, poetas, autores y artistas del Renacimiento de Harlem, se alzaba la figura de un afropuertorriqueño llamado Arturo Schomburg. La pasión de su vida era coleccionar libros, cartas, música y arte de África y su diáspora, y dar a conocer al mundo los logros de los descendientes de África. Cuando su colección creció tanto que amenazaba con desbordarse dentro de su casa, recurrió a la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York.

Por medio luminosas pinturas y un texto cautivador, do de los mas destacados expertos afroamericanos de la literatura infantil trazan el trayecto de Arturo Schomburg y su misión para corregir y expandir el registro histórico para futuras generaciones.