Notable Books in the Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Bank Street Bookstore Bestseller, Bank Street College of Education
Original Art Show, Society of Illustrators
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.