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Langston's Train Ride

By Robert Burleigh

Robert Burleigh's inspiring text captures the magical moment when Langston Hughes came to believe in himself as a writer, as he first wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

Clackety clack clack clack...
Can you hear the rhythm of the train?
Langston Hughes did. Traveling to see his father in 1920, as he listened to the sounds of the train -- metal on metal, wheels on rails -- Hughes's imagination took flight. On that ride, he was inspired to write his first famous poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
This picture book tells the story of Langston Hughes's rise to accomplishing his dream of being a writer. With bold, striking illustrations by Leonard Jenkins, here is a book for any young person with a dream.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C 818.52 Bur, Children's NonFiction
  • C 818.52 Bur, Children's NonFiction

Publish Date

2004

ISBN

0439352398


Format: Book
Author: Burleigh, Robert
Summary: Describes how the twentieth-century African American poet Langston Hughes affirms his vocation as a writer through the composition of his famous 1921 poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
Title: Langston's train ride / by Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.
Publisher Date: New York : Orchard Books, 2004.
Subject: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Juvenile literature. Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 0439352398 (reinforced)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 818.52 Bur
Oclc: 52520229
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Bib Id: 220035

Format: Book
Author: Burleigh, Robert
Summary: Describes how the twentieth-century African American poet Langston Hughes affirms his vocation as a writer through the composition of his famous 1921 poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
Title: Langston's train ride / by Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Orchard Books, 2004.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Jenkins, Leonard ill.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection.
LCCN: 2003049899
ISBN: 0439352398 (reinforced)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 818.52 Bur