The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

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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.

A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, ...

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Overview

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.

A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There's no better way to show kids what poetry is about than to share this collection."—Booklist.  
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679883470
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 179,993
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction x
The Dream Keeper
The Dream Keeper 2
Winter Moon 3
Dreams 4
Winter Sweetness 4
April Rain Song 6
Joy 7
After Many Springs 8
Quiet Girl 9
Fairies 10
Autumn Thought 11
Poem 12
Sea Charm
Sea Charm 14
Water-Front Streets 15
Long Trip 16
Death of an Old Seaman 17
Seascape 18
Sailor 18
Irish Wake 20
Beggar Boy 21
Parisian Beggar Woman 22
Mexican Market Woman 23
Sea Calm 24
Dressed Up
A Note on Blues 26
Dressed Up 27
Bound No'th Blues 28
Song 29
The Weary Blues 30
Negro Dancers 32
Song for a Banjo Dance 34
Reasons Why 35
Minstrel Man 36
Po' Boy Blues 37
When Sue Wears Red 38
A Black Pierrot 39
Wide River 41
Passing Love 42
Homesick Blues 43
Night and Morn 44
Feet o'Jesus
Feet o'Jesus 46
Baby 47
Ma Lord 48
Judgment Day 49
Lullaby 50
Prayer 52
Sinner 53
Prayer Meeting 54
Walkers with the Dawn
Walkers with the Dawn 56
Dream Variation 57
The Negro 59
My People 60
Sun Song 61
The Negro Speaks of Rivers 62
I, Too 63
Mother to Son 64
Youth 65
Alabama Earth 66
Lincoln Monument: Washington 67
Aunt Sue's Stories 68
As I Grew Older 70
African Dance 72
Additional Poems
Snail 74
Stars 75
Dream Dust 76
Color 76
Daybreak in Alabama 77
Merry-Go-Round 79
In Time of Silver Rain 80
A Personal Note 82
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2002

    Farida, lover of almost all books

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Best book ever

    This book is forthe dreamers

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    Posted February 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Amazing poems

    My favorites, as first being my favorite and ladt being a favorite:
    Death of an old sea man
    The parisian beggar woman
    Dreams

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2006

    For the Dreamers

    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.'

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