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Title:
Artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance
Author:
Beckman, Wendy Hart.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
James Weldon Johnson -- Alain LeRoy Locke -- Zora Neale Hurston -- Bessie Smith -- Aaron Douglas -- Duke Ellington -- Langston Hughes -- Arna Bontemps -- Countee Cullen -- Josephine Baker.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.4 3.0 60727.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy031/2001001309.html
ISBN:
9780766018341
Format :
Book

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NX512.3.A35 B43 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

Harlem is an area of Manhattan in New York City. Wonderful creativity in the black community arose in this section of Manhattan. This movement was fed by both black and white sponsors and audiences. Art, writing, and music flourished for over a decade, and the lives of many African Americans flourished along with them. This period was called the Harlem Renaissance. Readers will discover the works of James Weldon Johnson, Alain LeRoy Locke, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen, and Josephine Baker.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-The array of individuals collected in this book reflects the diverse creative areas that came together in the cultural flourishing of the African-American community in New York City in the early 20th century. Following a brief introduction to the Harlem Renaissance, 10 poets, musicians, dancers, essayists, and novelists are introduced in 8- or 9-page chapters, each one illustrated with two black-and-white photographs. Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Josephine Baker are among those included; information on all of the people is readily available elsewhere, but this is a serviceable introduction to the topic.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.