My People

by Langston Hughes
Illustrator Charles R. Smith Jr.

Atheneum Books For Young Readers | January 6, 2009 | Picture Books |

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Langston Hughes''s spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 9.84 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 6, 2009

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416935401

ISBN - 13: 9781416935407

Appropriate for ages: 4

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My People

My People

by Langston Hughes
Illustrator Charles R. Smith Jr.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 9.84 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 6, 2009

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416935401

ISBN - 13: 9781416935407

About the Book

Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

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Langston Hughes''s spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

About the Author

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues,""Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

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