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Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes, 1902-1967

Sterling proudly announces an exciting and vibrant addition to Poetry for Young People: The first African-American themed book in the series, featuring the poems of the extraordinary Langston Hughes. Edited by the two leading experts on Hughes’s work, and illustrated by the brilliant Benny Andrews, this very special volume is one to treasure forever.
 
A much-requested book that was years in the making…and well worth the wait. One of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance—the flowering of black culture that took place in the 1920s and 30s—Langston Hughes captured the soul of his people, and gave voice to their concerns about race and social justice. His magnificent and powerful words still resonate today: that’s why it’s so important for young people to have access to his poems. Now they do, in a splendid volume edited and illustrated by a top-caliber team who are simply the best in their fields.
 
The introduction, biography, and annotations come from Arnold Rampersad, a Professor and Dean at Stanford University, who has written The Life of Langston Hughes, and David Roessel, co-editor with Professor Rampersad of The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes and editor of the Langston Hughes collection in Knopf’s Everyman series. Benny Andrews—a painter, printmaker, and arts advocate whose work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian, among others—has created gallery-quality illustrations that pulse with energy and add rich dimension to the poems.
 
Among the anthologized poems are Hughes’s best-known and most loved works: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; “Aunt Sue’s Stories”; “Danse Africaine”; “Mother to Son”; “My People”; “Words Like Freedom”; “Harlem”; and “I, Too”—his sharp, pointed response to Walt Whitman’s earlier “I Hear America Singing.”
 
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes is a publishing event for all to celebrate.
A Selection of the Scholastic Book Club.
 

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C 811.52 Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Blythewood
  • C LIT Poetry Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • C 811.52 Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at North Main
  • C LIT Poetry Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Northeast
  • C 811.52 Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • C 811.52 Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Southeast
  • C 811.52 Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • C 811.52 Hug, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • C LIT Poetry Hug, Children's NonFiction

ISBN

1402718454


Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Summary: A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children.
Title: Langston Hughes / edited by Arnold Rampersad & David Roessel ; illustrations by Benny Andrews.
Publisher Date: New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
Subject: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry Children's poetry, American
Isbn: 1402718454 (trade bdg.) 9781402718458
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: 811.52 Hug
Oclc: 61458241
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Bib Id: 244193

Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Summary: A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children.
Title: Langston Hughes / edited by Arnold Rampersad & David Roessel ; illustrations by Benny Andrews.
Publisher, Date: New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Series: Poetry for young people
Series: Poetry for young people
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Subjects: Children's poetry, American
Other Author: Rampersad, Arnold
Other Author: Roessel, David E. (David Ernest), 1954-
Other Author: Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006 ill.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2005025369
ISBN: 1402718454 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 9781402718458
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: 811.52 Hug