Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

by Langston Hughes , David Roessel (editor) , Arnold Rampersad (editor) illustrated by Benny Andrews


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Celebrated verses, detailed introductions, and vibrant illustrations make this treasured volume a must-have for young poets and lovers of words.

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Langston Hughes captivated the world with his power to create images and stir up feelings with words. Inspired by the language and rhythms of jazz, Hughes wrote about the struggles of urban African Americans and their ability to rise above suffering with music, laughter, and art. His vibrant work was fundamental in shaping the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, when African American culture blossomed and gained new fame.

Now, with this informative and comprehensive anthology, a whole new generation can experience the beauty of Hughes's poetry and the significance of the themes discussed in his work. This exuberant illustrated collection sheds light on both the mood of the time and the poet's own views, making it a thoughtful and stirring view of both the man and his work.

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    • Grades: 3 - 7
    • Ages: 8 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-88907-0