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Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

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Arturo Schomburg was a real person, one who dedicated his life to finding and preserving books and art of African history and culture. Young Arturo was told by a teacher that Africans had no history and no heroes. Throughout his life, he visited rare bookshops, purchasing items for his collection. He also wrote articles, educating people about African history. Eventually his collection became too large for his house, and it was purchased for the New York Public Library.

I found this book fascinating. In between the story of Schomburg’s life, there is information about works he collected and facts he discovered. The pictures are beautiful with so much expression and emotion in the faces. I learned about many interesting historical figures. I also learned that Audobon, Beethoven, and Alexandre Dumas had African roots. In the back, there is a time line, source notes, and a bibliography.

I think this is an important book for libraries, schools, and homeschools. Because the book is written in a poetic way, it may not be an easy read for elementary-level kids. They may benefit from having an adult read and discuss the book with them.

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Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford • Eric Velasquez, Illustrator
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
48 pages
Publisher:
Candlewick
Publish Date:
2017-Sep-12
ISBN:
9780763680466
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Issue:
December 2017
Category:
Children's
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Publisher

Candlewick

Issue

December 2017

Publication Date

2017-Sep-12

Format

Hard

Page Count

48 pages

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Carole Boston Weatherford • Eric Velasquez, Illustrator

ASIN

076368046X

ISBN

9780763680466

“Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library”

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