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Harlem Renaissance party

by Ringgold, Faith,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 19 copies
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Summary

Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance.

Lonnie and his uncle go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, from Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois to Josephine Baker and Zora Neale Hurston and many more, who created this incredible period. And after an exciting day of walking with giants, Lonnie fully understands why the Harlem Renaissance is so important.

Faith Ringgold's bold and vibrant illustrations capture the song and dance of the Harlem Renaissance while her story will captivate young readers, teaching them all about this significant time in our history. A glossary and further reading list are included in the back of the book.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After Lonnie and his uncle, Bates, see a message in the sky inviting them to a party celebrating the Harlem Renaissance, they board a plane that takes them back in time. Lonnie hopes to meet Langston Hughes, his favorite poet, and he is thrilled to encounter so many giants standing tall above the crowd, sharing dreams of a better life for all black people. The pair have chicken and waffles with Jack Johnson, wave to Madame C. J. Walker in her convertible, dance to Satchmo at the Savoy, and meet a litany of luminaries along the way, from Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. DuBois to Paul Robeson and Zora Neale Hurston and, of course, Langston Hughes himself. Ringgold's familiar characters, with their bold shapes, strong outlines, and bright, flat colors, stand out against the brilliant backdrop of Harlem, rendered in electric blues, reds, and yellows. She is careful to express the breadth and depth of the cultural movement in the variety of her imagery, and her choice to depict Lonnie, who dreams of being the proudest, littlest Giant of the Harlem Renaissance, with fair skin, blue eyes, and red hair, connects the history of the movement with the complex reality of being black in America in 2014. This is both a stirring tribute and personal reflection on an iconic period in U.S. history. A comprehensive glossary includes definitions and biographies of dozens of Harlem Renaissance figures.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""The crowd roared. The celebration was on," writes Caldecott Honoree artist Ringgold (Tar Beach), conjuring a magical celebration in which a boy named Lonnie and his uncle Bates meet the giants of the Harlem Renaissance. They eat chicken and waffles at Well's, see a parade led by Marcus Garvey, meet a string of the era's musicians and writers, and finally encounter the man Lonnie admires most-poet Langston Hughes. Lonnie is stage-struck. "Do you write, Mr. Lonnie?" Hughes asks him. "Yes, I guess so," Lonnie answers. "Then you are a writer," Hughes declares. Ringgold's bold, heavily outlined figures give the heroes the look of icons, an effect enhanced by placing them against backdrops of hot red and bright blue. While the narrative and dialogue have the unfortunate air of textbook prose, cramming as much information into each episode as possible ("Mr. Robeson, you are a great singer, actor, and athlete"), there's rich inspiration here, especially in Ringgold's characterization of the African-American experience. "Black people didn't come to America to be free," Lonnie says. "We fought for our freedom by creating art, music, literature, and dance." Ages 4-8. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Harlem Renaissance -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Fiction.
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964 -- Fiction.
African American arts -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First Edition.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780060579111
0060579110
9780060579128
0060579129
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