The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

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The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

By Langston Hughes; J. Brian Pinkney; Ted Hughes

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780679844211, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2007

Description

"HOLD FAST TO DREAMS / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly."

The Dream Keeper, the great African-American writer Langston Hughes's only collection of poems for children, includes some of his best loved works. It is being reissued in a handsome hardcover edition in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Filled with elegant scratchboard illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkey, and featuring an introduction by noted children's poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, this gift edition is sure to be cherished by young readers and longtime poetry lovers alike.



About the Author
Langston Hughes, is the most widely recognized African-American poet of the twentieth century. Born in Mississippi in 1902, he spent most of his adult life in Harlem, where he died in 1967.Brian Pinkney has received two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award.


Praise For The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

"There's no better way to show kids what poetry is about than to share this collection."--Booklist.