I, Too, Am America
by Langston Hughes, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.
Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from Barack Obama illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the celebrated lines of the poem "I, Too," creating a breathtaking reminder to all Americans that we are united despite our differences.
This picture book of Langston Hughes’s celebrated poem, "I, Too, Am America," is also a Common Core Text Exemplar for Poetry.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General