About the Author:

Charles R. Smith Jr. is an award-winning children's book author, photographer and poet with over thirty books to his credit. His awards include a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for his photographs accompanying the Langston Hughes poem, “My People” and a Coretta Scott King Honor Author Award for his biography on Muhammad Ali, Twelve Rounds to Glory.

Charles R. Smith, Jr. '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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