About the Author:

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

Langston Hughes 's Books

  • My People

    Author: Langston Hughes   Illustrated by: Charles R. Smith Jr.

    Product Code:
    935407 (Hardcover)
    978-141693-540-7 (Hardcover)
    Age Focus: 4-8

    Description & More Details


    Langston Hughe’s eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.

    Age focus: 4–8. Hardcover, 40 pgs.

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