Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

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WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD! A fresh design and appealing new cover enliven this award-winning collection in the acclaimed Poetry for Young People” series. Showcasing the extraordinary Langston Hughes it’s edited by two leading poetry experts and features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews that adds rich dimension to the words. Hughes’s magnificent powerful words still resonate today and the anthologized poems in this splendid volume include his best-loved works: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; “My People”; “Words Like Freedom”; “Harlem”; and “I Too”–his sharp pointed response to Walt Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing.”

Review Quotes:
“Hughes’ stirring poetry continues to have enormous appeal for young people. Andrews’ beautiful collage-and-watercolor illustrations extend the rhythm exuberance and longing of the words.”–“Booklist” starred review(publisher)
48 pages
Ages 10-13 years


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