jeanette nicole at Reading While Riding is hosting the Harlem Renaissance Challenge 2011
Billed as the New Negro Movement upon its inception, the Harlem Renaissance began in the late 1920s and continued on through the 1930s. This period birthed masterpieces from such well known artists as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy West, & Claude McKay. A lot of what is considered to be classic Black American Lit was written during this period. The purpose of this challenge is as simple as its name, to read books of poetry and/or prose written during this time period.The challenge lasts all year and has 3 levels of participation. Considering the ridiculous number of challenges I've signed up for, I'm going in at the Novice level and plan to read between 1-3 books from this phenomenal era.