Harlem Renaissance Writers
Students in Ms. Morales’ Honors Language Arts 8 class spent part of the second quarter reading Nikki Grimes’ novel, Bronx Masquerade about a group of students at a Bronx high school who learn about and are inspired by artists from the Harlem Renaissance.
Ms. Morales’ students chose a writer from that time period and read short stories or poems from the author. After writing a critical analysis of the author’s work they created original slideshows highlighting the personal and professional struggles and triumphs of the author during their life before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance.
Take some time to find out about the authors whose influence is still being felt today!