African Americans Write for Young Readers

Well-known writers such as Langston Hughes, Arna Bontemps, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Jessie Fauset, and Shirley Graham Du Bois turn their talents to works for children and young adults. Drawn from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters and the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature. [ca. 30 items]