The Personal Librarian

  • Type: Books
  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Wanda F.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780593414248
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Dreams are possible!

Belle Marion Greener is an African American woman who remakes herself to become a part Portuguese woman by the name of Belle da Costa Greene.  She is able to pass as white and become the personal librarian of J.P. Morgan.  It is her job to maintain and expand his collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork.
She has an extraordinary life mixing with upper class society of New York in the early 1900's.