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The Harlem Renaissance

An Explosion of African-American Culture

Series: America's Living History

By Richard Worth

African-American literature, art, and music exploded with creativity in the Harlem section of New York during the 1920s. Artists and thinkers like poet Langston Hughes, activist and writer W.E.B. Du Bois, and painter Aaron Douglas began to explore their African roots. The Harlem Renaissance was also a time when blacks tried to change their situation, seeking greater equality and the same civil rights that whites enjoyed. In this book, learn how African Americans explored their rich cultural history and their identity in the ever-changing United States.

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"Archival photographs, reproductions, maps, and sidebars combine with vivid texts to provide comprehensive introductions to the featured historical event or movement."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

"Students in grades five and up will find this series engaging and informative."

MultiCultural Review, Winter 2008

". . . easy-to-read information."

El Paso Independent School District, July 16, 2008

"This attractive series . . . is clearly written, presenting detailed information in an easily understood style which makes these important historical events memorable . . . The attractive layout with informative sidebars, numerous color pictures, and chapter notes make this series an excellent addition to American history collections."

Library Media Connection, November/December 2008

"Each one is well sourced, includes extensive back matter, and has a full complement of supporting color photographs or other illustrations that makes it accessible and useful to report writers and general readers."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

". . . an excellent historical exploration of the African-American writers, musicians, performers, artists, and events that became a significant cultural movement of early 20th-century America . . . contains information students find fascinating but can rarely find in current publications."

Catholic Library World, December 2008

". . . [a] useful overview of this fascinating era."

Booklist, February 1, 2009

"This is a solid font of information that will be useful for reports or to gain knowledge."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, October 16, 2008

"This is an excellent source that can be very useful to black history studies."

Denton Independent School District, October 17, 2008

"The narrative is readable and engaging and provides a good foundation for research."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2008

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