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

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  • This Coretta Scott King Award-winning photography book based on Langston Hughes's classic poem is perfect for kids and moving and powerful for readers of all ages.
  • Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrator) 2010 1st Winner, Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Up to Seven) 2010 3rd Winner
  • 4-8 Years
  • 9.2" x 10.2" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Series Name: Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)

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About the Book



Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.



Book Synopsis



This Coretta Scott King Award-winning photography book based on Langston Hughes's classic poem is perfect for kids and moving and powerful for readers of all ages.

Langston Hughes'​s spare yet eloquent tribute 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.



About the Author



Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America's most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes's work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.

Charles R. Smith Jr. is an acclaimed poet and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator of My People, a picture book based on the poem by Langston Hughes. He is also the illustrator of If, the author and photographer of I Am the World, and he won the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for his book Twelve Rounds To Glory. He grew up in California and attended the Brooks Institute of Photography. A magazine and book cover photographer in addition to a picture book creator, Charles lives with his wife and kids in Poughkeepsie, New York. Visit him at CharlesRSmithJr.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 10.2 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .94 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Series Title: Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Langston Hughes
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2009
TCIN: 11795267
UPC: 9781416935407
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-0874
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 10.2 inches width x 9.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.94 pounds
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