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What was the Harlem Renaissance?  Cover Image Book Book

What was the Harlem Renaissance? / by Sherri L. Smith ; illustrated by Tim Foley.

Smith, Sherri L., (author.). Foley, Tim, 1962- (illustrator.).

Summary

Summary:

"Travel back in time to the 1920s and 1930s to the sounds of jazz in nightclubs and the 24-hours-a-day bustle of the famous Black neighborhood of Harlem in uptown Manhattan. It was a dazzling time when there was an outpouring of the arts of African Americans--the poetry of Langston Hughes, the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, the sculptures of Augusta Savage, and that brand-new music called jazz as only Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong could play it. Author Sherri L. Smith traces Harlem's history all the way to its seventeenth-century roots, and explains how the early-twentieth-century Great Migration brought African Americans from the deep South to New York City and gave birth to the golden years of the Harlem Renaissance"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593225905
  • ISBN: 0593225902
  • ISBN: 9780593225912
  • ISBN: 0593225910
  • Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
What Was the Harlem Renaissance? -- Welcome to Harlem! -- Changing Times -- On with the Show! -- A Night to Remember -- New Voices -- All That Jazz -- Artists of the Renaissance -- Stars of Stage and Screen -- The End . . . and After -- Timelines.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject: Harlem Renaissance > Juvenile literature.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Intellectual life > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > New York (State) > New York > Intellectual life > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African American arts > New York (State) > New York > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.) > Intellectual life > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Intellectual life > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African American arts.
African Americans > Intellectual life.
Harlem Renaissance.
Intellectual life.
New York (State) > New York.
New York (State) > New York > Harlem.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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