Visiting Langston

Visiting Langston

By Willie Perdomo; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805067446, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2005


A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer.

"Today I'm going to wear
My favorite pink blouse
I'm going with my daddy
To visit Langston's house."

It's a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived-especially when the little girl is a poet herself!

This rhythmic tale is a wonderful introduction to the work and world of Langston Hughes, who was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance and an American cultural hero.

About the Author

Willie Perdomo was raised eight blocks away from Langston Hughes's house. Mr. Perdomo's first book, Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, was selected by the ALA as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults. Visiting Langston is his first book for children.

Bryan Collier grew up in Pocomoke City, Maryland, where he began painting at the age of fifteen. His first book, Uptown, won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. Mr. Collier now lives in Harlem, New York.