That Is My Dream!: A Picture Book Of Langston Hughes's Dream Variation by Langston HughesThat Is My Dream!: A Picture Book Of Langston Hughes's Dream Variation by Langston Hughes

That Is My Dream!: A Picture Book Of Langston Hughes's Dream Variation

byLangston HughesIllustratorDaniel Miyares

Picture Books | October 3, 2017

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“Dream Variation,” one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares, the acclaimed creator of Float.

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done….

Langston Hughes's inspiring and timeless message of pride, joy, and the dream of a better life is brilliantly and beautifully interpreted in Daniel Miyares's gorgeous artwork.
 
Follow one African-American boy through the course of his day as the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice comes into vivid focus. But the boy dreams of a different life—one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun.

Hughes's powerful vision, brought joyously to life by Daniel Miyares, is as relevant—and necessary—today as when it was first written.
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is one of the most beloved and celebrated American poets of all time. He published his first poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" in The Crisis magazine in 1921. His first book of poems, The Weary Blues, which includes the poem "Dream Variation," was published by Knopf in 1926 when Hughes was only twenty-four y...
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Title:That Is My Dream!: A Picture Book Of Langston Hughes's Dream VariationFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.38 × 9.06 × 0.36 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399550178

ISBN - 13:9780399550171

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"A must-read illustrated poem that breathes new life into Hughes' "Dream Variation." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"With luminous washes of watercolor and the lyrical language of Hughes’s 1924 poem as his text, Miyares (That Neighbor Kid) presents a resonant vision of an African-American boy who imagines a more just world." —Publishers Weekly, starred review