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Mwai, Melissa H.

Summary: "Learn all about the amazing African American culture of Harlem with this fun-filled nonfiction reader--carefully leveled to help children progress . . . 'Harlem Renaissance' will introduce kids to the exciting lives, music, art and ideas of the African American community of Harlem 100 years ago--and is a motivating introduction to using essential nonfiction reading skills, proving ideal for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2024

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MWA

Hill, Laban Carrick

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable figures of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.9 HIL

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "A magnificent, foundational reckoning with how Black Americans have used the written word to define and redefine themselves, in resistance to the lies of racism and often in heated disagreement with each other, over the course of the country's history. Distilled over many years from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s legendary Harvard introductory course in African American Studies, The Black Box:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2024

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 908.996 GAT

Bracks, Lean'tin L.

Summary: "Updated and revised for the first time in over a decade, the second edition of African American Almanac: 400 Years of Black Excellence is a comprehensive and inspiring book that celebrates the African American experience, highlighting the extraordinary people and their profound influence on American history. It covers a wide range of topics, including literature, art, music, the civil rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Visible Ink Press 2024

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Worth, Richard

Summary: The Harlem Renaissance was like a magnificent fireworks display; it was colorful, brilliant, and in a few moments, it was over. This was the first time African Americans had led a cultural movement and the first time that white Americans had paid attention to their achievements. Through striking images and fascinating details, this book examines the origins of the Harlem Renaissance, especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing Group 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 974.7 WOR

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

Smith, Sherri L.

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 SMI

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 SMI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Blk His What Smith

Summary: "From acclaimed scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Gospel explores Black spirituality through sermon and song. From the blues to hip-hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. But, while musical styles come and go, there is one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage, and wisdom. It is a message that resounds from the pulpit to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Stewart, Jeffrey C.

Summary: "A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOCKE, ALAIN STE

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 DYS

Griffin, Farah Jasmine

Summary: ""A masterpiece. . . . Farah Jasmine Griffin's magical words enchant and empower us like those of her towering heroes." -Cornel West. Farah Jasmine Griffin's beloved father died when she was nine, bequeathing her an unparalleled inheritance in closets full of remarkable books and other records of Black genius. In Read Until You understand-a line from a note he wrote to her-she shares a lifetime...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.9 GRI

Contents: The presidential election of 2008 -- Our Michelle -- Reverend Wright revisited -- The United States, past and present -- Personalities -- Profiles -- Race talk -- Sports -- Rita Dove -- African American literature -- Racial identity, enslavement, and the law -- In memoriam: John Hope Franklin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World, Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 BES

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SCH

Abdurraqib, Hanif

Summary: "A Little Devil in America is an urgent project that unravels all modes and methods of black performance, in this moment when black performers are coming to terms with their value, reception, and immense impact on America. With sharp insight, humor, and heart, Abdurraqib examines how black performance happens in specific moments in time and space--midcentury Paris, the moon, or a cramped living...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Young, Kevin.

Summary: Essays, cultural criticism, and lyrical observations illuminate the African American tradition of tall-tale storytelling while arguing that African American culture and art are central to American life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 YOU

Brock, André L.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: An explanation of the digital practices of the black Internet From BlackPlanet to #BlackGirlMagic, Distributed Blackness places blackness at the very center of internet culture. André Brock Jr. claims issues of race and ethnicity as inextricable from and formative of contemporary digital culture in the United States. Distributed Blackness analyzes a host of platforms and practices (from Black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 BRO

Summary: "From the Newark Rebellion of 1967 to current day, the city's narrative has been one of revolution with each generation picking up where the previous had left off. WHY IS WE AMERICANS? weighs in on Newark's struggle against oppression through the personal triumphs and tragedies of the Baraka family -- from Amiri's civil rights leadership and ultimate artistic marginalization, to the horrific...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHY

Evans, William Henry

Summary: "The creators of the popular website Black Nerd Problems bring their witty and unflinching insight to this engaging collection of pop culture essays on everything from Mario Kart and The Wire to issues of representation and police brutality across media"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 EVA

Lake, Theia

Summary: "In this in-depth biography, readers will learn all about W. E. B. Du Bois and his life's work to fight for racial equality. They'll discover the roles he played in the Niagara Movement and the NAACP and understand how his ideas sometimes put him at odds with other reformers of the day. An informative timeline offers insight into the context of Du Bois' life and work. Eye-catching photographs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DU B

McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920.0092 MCC

Dickson, Sean B.

Summary: "Growing up, he never got the chance to know his mother and father. And he often had no money for new shoes, or even for bus fare. When Thomas Sowell left home at age seventeen, all he had in the world fit into a single suitcase. While he looked for work, he often had nothing to eat save for some stale bread and a little jelly. But Sowell refused to give in to despair or self-pity. He was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heroes of Liberty 2021

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Harris, Duchess

Summary: "In the 1920s, many African Americans left the South to escape racial violence. Some settled in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. Black artists, writers, and musicians in Harlem ushered in a cultural revolution called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance explores this movement and its legacy. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J700.899 HAR

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary, part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUM

Stein, Gertrude

Summary: "Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written, now illustrated by Maira Kalman"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOKLAS, ALICE B. STE

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