Thursday, October 2, 2008

Love to Langston by Tony Medina and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Four paw prints. James Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. As an African American living during the time of segregation, life wasn’t always easy for Langston. This book tells the story of Langston’s life through poems. You learn how Langston was made fun of by school teachers, how he didn’t get along with this father, traveled the world, and loved libraries. After the last poem, at the end of the book, all the poems are explained and you learn how the different poems show different times in Langston’s life. With bright pictures to go with short poems, Love to Langston is a wonderful way to introduce children to poems, especially one of America’s most famous poets. If you love this book as much as I do be sure to visit to learn more about Langston Hughes.
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