You are here

Back to top

My People (Hardcover)

Donate Now

My People Cover Image
$19.99
Available In Our Warehouse

Description


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

Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416935407
ISBN-10: 1416935401
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 6th, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)