My People by Langston Hughes

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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 Langston Hughes

See more books from this Author
 
Published January 6, 2009 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for My People

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

/ Not even memories alive / Save those that history books create, / Save those that songs / Beat back into the blood.” Selected and annotated by two authorities on the poet, these 26 short poems capture both the innovative rhythms and pervasive themes in the work of the most widely read African-A...

| Read Full Review of My People

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Hughes first published "My People" in 1923.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of My People

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Famous poems by Langston Hughes (1902–1967) inspire two exceptional picture books.

Nov 17 2008 | Read Full Review of My People

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

The text, sized big to balance the portraits, shows up in hues that range from white to tan to brown-black, reflecting Smith’s reading that “the words celebrate black people of differing shades and ages.” An inventive design adds a short, shadowed row or column of small portraits to the edge of m...

Nov 17 2008 | Read Full Review of My People

Common Sense Media

In the late 1920s, Langston Hughes wrote this simple short poem to celebrate African American people.

Jan 06 2009 | Read Full Review of My People

Reader Rating for My People
92%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 36 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review