School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8-This clearly written book is packed with information on 44 notable individuals of the period. Well-known figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Bessie Smith are included as are lesser-known people such as Laura Wheeler Waring and May Howard Jackson. Several pages of information are provided for each subject. Essays on "The New Negro," "The Jazz Age," and publications and patrons of the Harlem Renaissance are also included. There are vivid black-and-white photographs of individuals, groups, and productions as well as reproductions of covers of magazines and sheet music, and artwork. While this book is ideal for research papers, it can also be read from cover to cover by students interested in the arts or the era.-Tammy K. Baggett, Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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