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Fourteen original poems offer young readers an exciting glimpse into the life of Langston Hughes, one of America's most beloved poets. Each of Medina's engaging poems explores an important theme in Hughes' life his lonely childhood, his love of language and travel, his dream of writing poetry. Extensive notes at the back of the book expand upon the poems, giving a broader picture of Hughes' life and the time in which he lived. With stunning illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, Love To Langston brings Langston Hughes to life for a new generation of readers.
|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 Years|
About the Author
Tony Medina is the author of six beloved books for young readers, as well as multiple volumes of poetry for adults. A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and a professor of creative writing at Howard University, Dr. Medina is a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. He lives in the Washington, DC area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This picture book tribute to poet Langston Hughes is exemplary in every way. Created as a 100th birthday gift to the late, great poet, this unique biography is written in verse by talented poet Tony Medina ("DeShawn Days"), a native of Hughes' old Harlem neighborhood. Each poem gives a moving glimpse into the events of Hughes' life, from his lonely childhood and the racism and poverty he overcame, to his travels and eventual success as a major creative figure of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance