Celebrate 100 years of Langston Hughes's powerful poetry.
A Coretta Scott King Honor Award recipient, Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
includes 26 of the poet's most influential pieces, including: "Mother to Son"; "My People"; "Words Like Freedom"; "I, Too"; and "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"--Hughes's first published piece, which was originally released in June 1921. This collection is curated and annotated by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, two leading poetry experts. It also features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews and a new foreword by Ren e Watson, a Newbery Honor Award recipient and founder of the I, Too Arts Collective.