The Negro Speaks Of Rivers
by Langston Hughes, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
- A Top 10 Book in the “Children’s Books from the 21st Century” Category
- A Top 150 African-American Children’s Book
- 2 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2010
Publication Date: Jan 06, 2009
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Hyperion Books
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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Langston Hughes has long been acknowledged as the voice, and his poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the song, of the Harlem Renaissance. Although he was only seventeen when he composed it, Hughes already had the insight to capture in words the strength and courage of black people in America.
Artist E.B. Lewis acts as interpreter and visionary, using watercolor to pay tribute to Hughes's timeless poem, a poem that every child deserves to know.