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Free download Poetry for Young People Langston Hughes Poetry For Young People 107 ¶ Sterling proudly announces an exciting and vibrant addition to Poetry for Young People The first African American themed book in the series featuring the poems of the extraordinary Langston Hughes Edited by the two leading expeSterling proudly announces an exciting and vibrant addition to Poetry for Young People The first African American themed book in the series featuring the poems of the extraordinary Langston Hughes Edited by the two leading experts on Hughes’s work and illustrated by the brilliant Benny Andrews this very special volume is one to treasure forever A much reuested book that was years in the makingand well worth the wait One of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance the flowering of black culture that took place in the 1920s and 30s Langston Hughes captured the soul of his people and gave voice to their concerns about race and social justice His m. Fascinating Descriptive Inspiring An Amazing Read I Loved It

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Agnificent and powerful words still resonate today that’s why it’s so important for young people to have access to his poems Now they do in a splendid volume edited and illustrated by a top caliber team who are simply the best in their fields The introduction biography and annotations come from Arnold Rampersad a Professor and Dean at Stanford University who has written The Life of Langston Hughes and David Roessel co editor with Professor Rampersad of The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes and editor of the Langston Hughes collection in Knopf’s Everyman series Benny Andrews a painter printmaker and arts advocate whose work is in the permanent c. Merry go round and Youth are two of the poems which really sing to me and connect to this poet's childhood home of Lawrence Kansas Merry go round uses irony to inspire a richer understanding of the painful feelings experienced from Jim Crow segregation MERRY GO ROUNDWhere is the Jim Crow section On this merry go round Mister cause I want to ride Down South where I come from White and colored Can't sit side by side Down South on the train There's a Jim Crow car On the bus we're put in the back — But there ain't no back To a merry go round Where's the horse For a kid that's black And the first part of Youth is uoted on the outer walls of Lawrence's City Hall building The personality of Lawrence reflects that optimism of working toward social justice and we march onYOUTHWe have tomorrow Bright before us Like a flameYesterdayA night gone thingA sun down name And dawn — today Broad arch above The road we cameWe march Americans together We marchI have a deep respect for Langston Hughes one of our great literary legends and a courageous advocate for social justice who lead a way forward before there was a worn path to follow Thanks to wwwcrmvetorg for sharing the full text of the poem MERRY GO ROUNDThanks to wwwannikeriscom for sharing the extent of the poem YOUTH

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Poetry for Young People Langston Hughes Poetry For Young PeopleOllection of the Metropolitan Museum the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian among others has created gallery uality illustrations that pulse with energy and add rich dimension to the poems Among the anthologized poems are Hughes’s best known and most loved works “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; “Aunt Sue’s Stories”; “Danse Africaine”; “Mother to Son”; “My People”; “Words Like Freedom”; “Harlem”; and “I Too” his sharp pointed response to Walt Whitman’s earlier “I Hear America Singing”  Poetry for Young People Langston Hughes is a publishing event for all to celebrate A Selection of the Scholastic Book Club?. Another volume in the Poetry for Young People series this collection of Langston Hughes' selected poems won the Loretta Scott King Award for its beautiful illustrations by Benny Andrews and is intended for readers ages 9 and older The words of Langston Hughes take you on a musical journey It is impossible to separate his poems from the heavy cultural achievement they carry but it does take a true artist to whisk you away with effortless cadence so you forget who or what it is you are reading about but feel that you are only immersed in words Powerful words that show you the truth and beauty of being a black boy in racist AmericaBenny Andrews' illustrations are poignant and brazen a canvas texture behind some of their flat bright backgrounds and around some of the characters an almost cut out starkness as if they were pasted from some other place to be the central forces in these scenesA young reader will have much to contemplate as even with unfamiliar dialect woven into the poetry the message in these selections is clear it is different and difficult to be a black child in a white America yet the ancient rhythm of ancestors is the most beautiful sound and it permeates through all the hardships giving generations the strength to carry onThe poem that moved me most deeply in this book was Merry Go Round It was printed on a pink page the color of cotton candy and the illustration is of a young black boy watching a colorful carousel turning round and round These lines On the bus we're put in the back–– But there ain't no back to a merry go round sum up what the child Langston really felt and witnessed This poetry isn't self pity or vengeance This poetry is truth and children who are lucky enough to be touched by it will never see a merry go round in the same way