Celebrate 100 years of Langston Hughes’s powerful poetry.
A Coretta Scott King Honor Award recipient, Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes includes 26 of the poet’s most influential pieces, including: “Mother to Son”; “My People”; “Words Like Freedom”; “I, Too”; and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”—Hughes’s first published piece, which was originally released in June 1921. This collection is curated and annotated by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, two leading poetry experts. It also features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews and a new foreword by Renée Watson, a Newbery Honor Award recipient and founder of the I, Too Arts Collective.
- Age Range: 8 years and up
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Union Square (July 20, 2021)
- ISBN-13: 978-1454943754