Love to Langston (Paperback)

By Tony Medina, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

Lee & Low Books, 9781584302834, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (6/24/2005)
Paperback (1/1/2002)

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This inspiring biography on Langston Hughes celebrates his life through poetry.

Fourteen original poems offer young readers an exciting glimpse into the life of Langston Hughes, one of America's most beloved poets. Each of Medina's engaging poems explores an important theme in Hughes' life - his lonely childhood, his love of language and travel, his dream of writing poetry. Extensive notes at the back of the book expand upon the poems, giving a broader picture of Hughes' life and the time in which he lived. With stunning illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, Love To Langston brings Langston Hughes to life for a new generation of readers.

About the Author

R. GREGORY CHRISTIE is the recipient of numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor and six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honors, and his books have been recognized by The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list three times. He currently paints in the evenings while traveling around the country doing school visits. You can visit him online at