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Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance (National Book Award Finalist) (Paperback)

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This Black History month, celebrate the Harlem Renaissance! This National Book Award Finalist takes a breathtaking, in-depth look at the art, poetry, and fiction that came out of one of America’s most culturally rich periods.

Determined to make a new start for themselves at the dawn of the twentieth century, many African Americans joined the Great Migration and headed North. For those who landed in Harlem, New York, it was a time of blossoming in art, literature, and politics. Influential African American artists and activists took center stage—and captured the attention of the world.

Lavishly designed and illustrated, with photographs, historical documents, and full-color paintings, this book is a time capsule of poetry, prose, and political rhetoric, introducing the amazing lives and work of notable figures such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sargent Johnson, and Marcus Garvey

About the Author


Laban Carrick Hill was the author of more than thirty books, including the 2004 National Book Award Finalist Harlem Stomp!, which he researched for nearly a decade, and America Dreaming, which examines the legacy of the 1960s. He taught writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, St. Michael's College and Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. He was also the cofounder and codirector of the Writers Project of Ghana, based in the US and Ghana. He passed away in 2021.

Acclaimed poet, essayist, and lecturer Nikki Giovanni has many published collections of her poetry, including Black Feeling, Black Talk and Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not-Quite Poems. Her honors include the NAACP Image Award for Literature in 1998, and the Langston Hughes award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters in 1996.

Praise For…


"This energetic, elegantly designed volume documents the artistic, literary and musical surge of black culture in Harlem."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The volume is a visual feast....Together, the words and images bring this extraordinary period to life."—School Library Journal, starred review

"With a beautiful open design, this illustrated history combines the politics of the black metropolis in the roaring 1920s with.... Detailed chapters on the 'blazing creativity' of performers, writers, visual artists, and intellectuals.... Wonderful for browsing."—Booklist, starred review

"This energetic, elegantly designed volume documents the artistic, literary and musical surge of black culture in Harlem."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316496339
ISBN-10: 0316496332
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English