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Arna Bontemps

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(1902 - 1973)

Arna Bontemps

Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.



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The Fast Sooner Hound (1942)

’You couldn’t see a thing for steam, cinders and smoke’ and the ‘rails sang like a violin for half an hour’ after the Cannon Ball passed, but the fast Sooner hound left it in his dust.

Author(s): Arna Bontemps
Jack Conroy
Illustrator(s): Virginia Lee Burton

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Sad-Faced Boy (1937)

Three young boys hop a freight in Alabama to visit their Uncle Jasper Tappin in Harlem.

Author(s): Arna Bontemps
Illustrator(s): Virginia Lee Burton

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