The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white ...

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick! “Historical fiction at its best!”* A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

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The Personal Librarian
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-29 - Publisher: Penguin

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick! “Historical fiction at its best!”* A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to
The Personal Librarian
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Richard Moniz, Jean Moats
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: American Library Association

The incredible shift in the provision of library services resulting from innovations such as online resources, mobile technologies, tablet computers, and MOOCs and hybrid courses makes it more challenging than ever for academic librarians to connect students with the information they need. Enter the Personal Librarian, a flexible concept that
Personal Librarians: Building Relationships for Student Success
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Lynne Bisko, Heather Buchansky, Brian C. Gray, E. Gail Reese
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-17 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Experienced authors describe all aspects of a personal librarian program, including potential campus partners, diverse student populations, marketing approaches, technology integration, various assessment methods, and common pitfalls and how to avoid them. • Provides librarians with the background they need in personal librarian programming variations in order to implement a
Greed
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Victoria Christopher Murray
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-18 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Passion, money, and a deliciously devious twist: Greed is the newest novel in award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray’s Seven Deadly Sins series—“the drama of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Booklist). You can’t put a price on love… Zuri Maxwell isn’t happy. Her job is a grind, and money is
Truth Be Told
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Victoria Christopher Murray
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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