Boy of the Border
Publication Date: December 2009
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Born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902, the O Henry of Harlem, moved all over the country and settled eventually in New York City. He was a prolific writer, best known for his novels, plays and columns and one of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry.
"Readers . . . .will find that Miguel's adventures move briskly . . . Each chapter includes a carefully research illustration. A period piece of particular interest to those who want to know more about the time and place." School Library Journal
This first-ever publication uncovers a riveting adventure story that will engage children and adults alike.” Sonia Sanchez, author, Homegirls and Handgrenades
[Hughes's] fiction . . . manifests his wonder of the world.’ As these stories reveal, that wonder has lost little of its shine.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
We are blessed to have this story as a testament to a time when the border between the United States and Mexico was kinder, less populated, and more open.” Ben Saenz, award-winning novelist
"This beautiful story will enchant and inform children even as it also gives a fresh appreciation of the literary magic of Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps." Dr. Arnold Rampersad, Langston Hughes biographer, Langston Hughes: Short Stories