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I, Too, Am America

By Langston Hughes, 1902-1967

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.


I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.


Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from Barack Obama illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the celebrated lines of the poem "I, Too," creating a breathtaking reminder to all Americans that we are united despite our differences.

This picture book of Langston Hughes’s celebrated poem, "I, Too, Am America," is also a Common Core Text Exemplar for Poetry.

Format

Book

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ISBN

9781442420083


Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Summary: Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
Title: I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Subject: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry Children's poetry, American
Isbn: 9781442420083 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 18
System Items Total: 21
Call Number: P Hughes
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Bib Id: 395070

Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Summary: Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
Title: I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Subjects: Children's poetry, American
Other Author: Collier, Bryan ill.
Notes: "Reprinted from: The collected poems of Langston Hughes. Copyright 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes"--Copyright p.
LCCN: 2011002879
ISBN: 9781442420083 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 18
Total Copies: 21
Call Number: P Hughes