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.
Faith Ringgold--painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist--is the recipient of more than 75 awards, including 22 honorary doctor of fine arts degrees. Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums.