Search Results: "Langston Hughes"


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SHORT STORIES by Langston Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Stories that, at their best, provide a remarkable portrait of black America over several crucial decades: an important collection that can only enhance our admiration of a great American writer."
Eight of the forty-seven stories in this welcome volume of Hughes's short fiction have never before been collected, and the rest are from long out-of-print books. Read full book review >

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LULLABY (FOR A BLACK MOTHER) by Langston Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Share with little ones needing a gentle lullaby. (note, further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 2-6)"
An urban setting with a calming palette complements the soothing, loving tone of Hughes' poem celebrating an African-American mother and her baby. Read full book review >

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SAIL AWAY by Langston Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Like Hughes, Bryan, at 91, can also boast, 'I'm still pulling.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
Hughes' pen is paired to Bryan's sculpting scissors, making a rich, poetic picture book indeed. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF LANGSTON HUGHES by Langston Hughes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A privileged perspective on the man and his art."
The renowned poet's life revealed in letters. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF SIMPLE by Langston Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Quite simply, an indispensable part of our cultural heritage."
A welcome reintroduction to the pioneering African-American writer's most memorable fictional character. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET AND SOUR ANIMAL BOOK by Langston Hughes
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Harlem Renaissance poet Hughes and young Harlem artists together create a fun, provocative, and visually exciting abecedary. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
Published for the first time, this book of poems for children covers animals for all the letters of the alphabet (except for X, which gets a poem but no animal). Read full book review >

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THAT IS MY DREAM! by Langston Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A must-read illustrated poem that breathes new life into Hughes' 'Dream Variation.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quietly powerful picture book that Hughes himself would have adored. Read full book review >

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THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS by Langston Hughes
POETRY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"The beautifully reverent, serene cover image will persuade all to look inside. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
A visual paean to Hughes's enduring poem, Lewis's images make a personal connection to a taproot of feelings. Read full book review >

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THE BLOCK by Langston Hughes
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Like Ntozake Shange's i live in music (1994, not reviewed), a continuous poem, illustrated by many of Bearden's works, this also shows readers how poetry and collage are not only related, but probably siblings. (Picture book/poetry. 4+)"
In a work published in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the words and images of two Harlem Renaissance artists combine in a jazzy portrait of life on a Harlem block. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF RHYTHMS by Langston Hughes
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Thought-provoking. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Starting with zigzag lines on paper, Hughes's book proceeds through musical notes, the ebb and flow of water, a man batting a ball, and a child spinning a top to show how all the world is connected by rhythm. Read full book review >

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"Recent Life article may direct interest."
Coverage of the life of the Negro in the United States from pre-revolutionary days to the present provides a straight-forward text along with some 1000 illustrations from prints, engravings, woodcuts, photographs, paintings. Read full book review >

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I, TOO, AM AMERICA by Langston Hughes
Released: May 22, 2012

"Enjoy the poem and the illustrations; skip the instructions. (Picture book. 8 & up)"
A brilliant visual association between Hughes' poem and the history of the Pullman porters illuminates a chapter of American history but gets bogged down in backmatter explaining its metaphors. Read full book review >