My People [hc]
Written by Langston Hughes with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
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. 40 pages
"Whether of babies, children or adults, Smith's faces emerge into the light, displaying the best that humanity has to offer- intelligence, wisdom, curiosity, love and joy." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review (Ages 4-8)
"This celebration of the particular and universal will draw a wide audience: storytime participants; students of poetry, photography, and cultural studies; seniors; families. A timely and timeless offering." -School Library Journal (K-Up)
January 6, 2009