In luminous paintings and arresting poems two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history leading to the creation of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in the New York Public Library. Full color. – publisher
The remarkable life and achievements of the Afro-Puerto Rican scholar collector and curator Arturo Schomburg have ideal chroniclers in Weatherford (‘Freedom in Congo Square’) and Velasquez (‘Grandma’s Gift’).
–New York Times Book Review
All of the book’s details paint Schomburg as an admirable flawed likable passionate man whose lasting legacy Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them.
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)