Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

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9781520087153
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Dreamscape


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2018  |  DVDS

Gr 4–8—A teacher discounted young African-Puerto Rican student Arturo Schomburg's heritage, stating, "There were no Negro heroes worth noting." Rather than discourage him, that comment spurred his lifelong quest for the facts. Later, after immigrating to New York City in 1891, Arturo worked as a file clerk by day and started combing bookstores for buried treasures that revealed the scope of black contributions to world history and culture. His matchless collection included a signed poetry book of Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Banneker's almanacs, copies of Frederick Douglass...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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