The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

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by Langston Hughes
     
 

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Illus. in black-and-white. This classic collection of poetry is available in a handsome new gift edition that includes seven additional poems written after The Dream Keeper was first published. In a larger format, featuring Brian Pinkney's scratchboard art on every spread, Hughes's inspirational message to young people is as relevant today as it was in 1932.

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Illus. in black-and-white. This classic collection of poetry is available in a handsome new gift edition that includes seven additional poems written after The Dream Keeper was first published. In a larger format, featuring Brian Pinkney's scratchboard art on every spread, Hughes's inspirational message to young people is as relevant today as it was in 1932.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Originally published in 1932, this edition of Hughes's vibrant poems includes seven additional poems and is enhanced by dynamic scratchboard art. All ages. (Dec.)
Children's Literature
Originally published in 1932 this 75th anniversary edition of Langston Hughes’s poetry is a treasure. Hughes’s optimistic and vibrant portrayal of the African American experience speaks to readers of any race or creed. There is a beauty captured in each of these poems that will bring the reader to them over and over again. These poems would make a strong starting point for any parent, teacher, or guardian who wishes to introduce poetry into a child’s life. The text itself contains the original poems in the collection along with seven additional poems. The additional poems were chosen because they were viewed as child-friendly. The book also includes an introduction by the children’s poet Lee Bennett Hopkins. The attractive hardcover text includes fluidly beautiful scratchboard illustrations. They enhance the reading experience and often seem to be a direct reflection of the words in each poem. This title would be an enriching and valuable asset to any elementary or junior high classroom setting. It would also be a beautiful gift for any child. Reviewer: Monserrat Urena
Hazel Rochman
Hughes' classic poetry collection, originally published for young people in 1932, is reissued here in a handsome new edition. It includes seven additional poems, a fine introduction by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and a personal afterword by Augusta Baker. Black-and-white scratchboard illustrations in Pinkney's signature style express the emotion and beat of the poetry, the laughter that hides pain, the celebration and the struggle of the African American experience, and the music of the weary blues. The poems are as powerful today as they were 60 years ago, colloquial and direct yet mysterious and complex. The simplicity of these lines makes them accessible to middle-graders but doesn't detract from their appeal to older readers. As Hopkins says, "Poem: I loved my friend" has become an elegy for separation and loss. History and the most private feeling "mingle themselves softly" in the voices that "cross and recross" here. Demanding to be spoken aloud, the words sing for all of us. There's no better way to show kids that poetry is about them than to share this collection.
From the Publisher
"There's no better way to show kids what poetry is about than to share this collection."—Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307803153
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
583,989
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
File size:
12 MB
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Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Langston Hughes, is the most widely recognized African-American poet of the twentieth century. Born in Mississippi in 1902, he spent most of his adult life in Harlem, where he died in 1967.Brian Pinkney has received two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.


From the Hardcover edition.

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The Dream Keeper and Other Poems 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I'm 10 and I have almost all the books of poems Langston Hughes has written and the short story books. I also have books about his life back in the days. I recommend this book to any one who loves to dream.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Langston Hughes, dreamer above dreamers, wrote this beautiful children's book examining such topics as hope, old age, race, and of course, dreams. Truly the black Walt Whitman, he has ageless poems like 'The Dream Keeper' and 'The Quiet Girl.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is forthe dreamers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorites, as first being my favorite and ladt being a favorite: Death of an old sea man The parisian beggar woman Dreams
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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