"...scholarly yet highly readable...a very lively read...Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance is no doubt one of the most spectacular and important works by a local writer in a long, long time..."
"The volume is liberally filled with photos and graphics that bring the time period to life...this is a fine resource—one could read it like a book, from cover to cover. Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."
"...a fascinating guide to a colorful and culturally productive era in African-American history."
The Times of Trenton (Sunday books section)
School Library Journal
"...provides a wealth of information...The entries are clear, concise, and alphabetized, thereby making this reference source easy to use. Additionally, this is a thorough and rigorously comprehensive work...surprising and refreshing details...[a] useful text...This book is an enjoyable read."
American Reference Books Annual
"...an outstanding reference resource and is highly recommended for libraries of all sizes."
Rudolph Fisher Newsletter
"This comprehensive, information-packed encyclopedia is an interesting guide to the artistic and cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance...reader-friendly...impressive...Recommended."
Library Media Connection
"...[a] nicely illustrated collection...This promises to be a frequently thumbed resource...Recommended for collections and libraries touching American or African American history and culture."
"Celebrate Harlem's past and present with Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance..."
"...lengthy, invigorating, informative, and challenging essays...indispensable...An excellent and inspiring work of scholarship...Essential."
"This meticulously cross-referenced volume will provide the serious student or special interest classroom with a wealth of information about this fascinating period of American history...such a thorough and well-researched book...[a] capable resource for collections that have a high demand for information about this juncture in American history."
"Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance takes an important look at one of the great artistic periods in the history of the United States...Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance is indeed an important work. Aberjhani and West should be commended for their efforts to bring this history to the public."
Atlanta Daily World