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That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes’s "Dream Variation"
by Langston Hughes

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    List Price: $17.99 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Hardcover
    Classification: Children’s
    Page Count: 32
    ISBN13: 9780399550171
    Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
    Publisher: Random House Children's Books
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

    Book Description:


    “Dream Variation,” one of Langston Hughes’s most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares, the acclaimed creator of Float.

    To fling my arms wide
    In some place of the sun,
    To whirl and to dance
    Till the white day is done .

    Langston Hughes’s inspiring and timeless message of pride, joy, and the dream of a better life is brilliantly and beautifully interpreted in Daniel Miyares’s gorgeous artwork.

    Follow one African-American boy through the course of his day as the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice comes into vivid focus. But the boy dreams of a different life—one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun.

    Hughes’s powerful vision, brought joyously to life by Daniel Miyares, is as relevant—and necessary—today as when it was first written.

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