Dream Keeper and Other Poems

ISBN-10: 0679883479

ISBN-13: 9780679883470

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Description: Illus. in black-and-white. This classic collection of poetry is available in a handsome new gift edition that includes seven additional poems written after "The Dream Keeper" was first published. In a larger format, featuring Brian Pinkney's scratchboard art on every spread, Hughes's inspirational message to young people is as relevant today as it was in 1932. "There's no better way to show kids what poetry is about than to share this collection."-- "Booklist."

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Book details

List price: $11.99
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/3/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

Introduction
The Dream Keeper
The Dream Keeper
Winter Moon
Dreams
Winter Sweetness
April Rain Song
Joy
After Many Springs
Quiet Girl
Fairies
Autumn Thought
Poem
Sea Charm
Sea Charm
Water-Front Streets
Long Trip
Death of an Old Seaman
Seascape
Sailor
Irish Wake
Beggar Boy
Parisian Beggar Woman
Mexican Market Woman
Sea Calm
Dressed Up
A Note on Blues
Dressed Up
Bound No'th Blues
Song
The Weary Blues
Negro Dancers
Song for a Banjo Dance
Reasons Why
Minstrel Man
Po' Boy Blues
When Sue Wears Red
A Black Pierrot
Wide River
Passing Love
Homesick Blues
Night and Morn
Feet o'Jesus
Feet o'Jesus
Baby
Ma Lord
Judgment Day
Lullaby
Prayer
Sinner
Prayer Meeting
Walkers with the Dawn
Walkers with the Dawn
Dream Variation
The Negro
My People
Sun Song
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
I, Too
Mother to Son
Youth
Alabama Earth
Lincoln Monument: Washington
Aunt Sue's Stories
As I Grew Older
African Dance
Additional Poems
Snail
Stars
Dream Dust
Color
Daybreak in Alabama
Merry-Go-Round
In Time of Silver Rain
A Personal Note
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