My People (Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)) (Hardcover)

By Langston Hughes, Charles R. Smith, Jr. (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416935407, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2009

List Price: 18.99*
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Spring '09 Kids List

“How would you illustrate this timeless poem? Charles Smith, Jr. answers this question with a series of photographs that will make you smile. This book is a great selection for teachers and would be a perfect lesson plan feature for discussions of poetry writing and imagery.”
— Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL
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Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.