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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.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593225902 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780593225905 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780593225905
  • ISBN: 0593225902
  • ISBN: 9780593225912
  • ISBN: 0593225910
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2021.

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
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.

Available copies

  • 12 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Deep River Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 14 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Deep River Public Library J Non-Fic Series What Harlem Renaissance (Text) 36039153313958 Juvenile Nonfiction Series Available -

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